MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) has strengthened its team of orthopaedic surgeons with the appointment of Dr. Derek T. Dee as a partner in its Marina del Rey location. Dr. Dee, who specializes in sports medicine and complex arthroscopic reconstructions of the knees, shoulders and hips, brings a double board certification and extensive research background to his new post. Today's news was announced by DISC founder and pioneering neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Dee to our staff," said Dr. Bray. "His forward-looking approach to orthopaedics has been a game changer for many athletes, and this is exactly the philosophy we embrace here at DISC."
At the core of Dr. Dee's sports medicine practice is a commitment to diagnose and treat those whose symptoms have persisted, despite MRI findings or previous surgeries. Faced with even the most elusive injuries, he successfully returned numerous athletes to top form by combining his highly personalized approach with state-of-the-art techniques such as cartilage or meniscus transplant surgery, or PRP and stem cell enhancement.
"Joining DISC gives me the chance to get under the umbrella of a dynamic organization that shares my bullish approach and vision of high-quality care for the future," said Dr. Dee. "Dr. Bray created a truly unique operation with DISC, and I'm excited to be part of it."
Beyond his new role at DISC, Dr. Dee serves as consultant to the California State University Long Beach Athletics Program and team physician for the Los Alamitos High School Football Team and the Cypress College Department of Athletics. He is a passionate researcher who has authored numerous presentations on his orthopaedic findings, including state-of-the-art techniques for meniscus transplant and anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction, as well as an innovative approach to repairing posterolateral corner laxity of the knee, a troubling injury that often goes undiagnosed in patients. View his bio/CV: http://discmdgroup.com/physicians/derek-t-dee-md-osm/
About DISC Sports & Spine Center
As the official medical services provider for Red Bull's North American athletes, DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) is one of America's foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. founded DISC with the vision of delivering an unparalleled patient experience for those suffering from sports injuries, orthopaedic issues and spine disorders. DISC's individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient and a zero MRSA infection rate. DISC's ambulatory surgery centers include Diagnostic and Interventional Surgical Center and DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach. Visit www.discmdgroup.com.
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