Our Specialities & Procedures
Dr. Moza serves Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and entire California West Coast for any of the below specialties & procedures. You can guarantee that Dr. Moza’s skills will be exactly what you need to live a pain free life.
Dr. Moza uses the latest technology in artificial disc replacement. The Mobi-C® Cervical Disc is superior to fusion for two-level disc replacements. Learn more about the Mobi-C® Cervical Disc here.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes a thin telescopic device equipped with a video camera, referred to as an endoscope, which allows spine surgeons to see inside a patient’s body. The endoscope is inserted through small incisions, generally half an inch wide, and the spine surgeon sees exactly what needs to be corrected without the conventional spine surgery complications. Learn more.
Aneurysms develop when a weakened area of the wall of a blood vessel balloons. Aneurysms may develop at any point in life, or may be congenital. Learn more.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy
The tissues between the bones in your neck is called intervertebral discs. The discs are composed of a soft gel-like center and a tough outer lining. The intervertebral disc creates a joint between each of the bones in the spine that allows them to move. When the outer lining that surrounds a disc tears, the soft center can squeeze out through the opening, creating a herniated disc. Learn more.
Arteriovenous malformations occur when arteries in the brain connect to nearby veins without having normal capillaries between them. Arteriovenous malformations vary in size and location within the brain. An arteriovenous malformation rupture occurs because of pressure and damage to brain tissue, as well as a lack of blood flow to the brain. Learn more.
Artificial Disc Replacement
Natural spinal discs can deteriorate and become troublesome for any individual, which makes artificial discs a likely solution. Sometimes, though, artificial disc replacement surgery is necessary to maintain spinal stability and alleviate back pain. Learn more.
Brain and Spinal Tumors
A tumor is a group of abnormal cells, and when they appear in the brain it is called a brain tumor. Spinal tumors are growths of cells that surround the spinal cord. Spinal tumors usually cause symptoms over large portions of the body. Tumors outside of the spinal cord may grow for a long time before causing nerve damage. Learn more.
Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) includes all disorders in which an area of the brain is temporarily or permanently affected by ischemia or bleeding and one or more of the cerebral blood vessels are involved in the pathological process. Cerebrovascular disease includes stroke, (CVA) carotid Stenosis, vertebral Stenosis and intracranial Stenosis. Aneurysms and vascular malformations. Learn more.
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical disc degeneration is a common cause of neck pain, frequently described as stiff neck. Cervical degenerative disc disease is less common than disc degeneration in the lumbar spine, since the neck is subjected to less torque and force. A fall or a twisting injury that affects the disc space can spur degeneration. Accumulated wear and tear on the disc can also lead to neck pain caused by disc degeneration. Learn more.
Cervical vertebrae surround and protect the spinal cord and nerve roots in the neck. These vertebrae have an opening, called the spinal canal, through which the spinal cord passes. Blood vessels and ligaments also go through the spinal canal. Learn more.
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spine which results in the compression of the spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord is the most common cause of spinal cord dysfunction, called cervical myelopathy. Cervical spinal stenosis can be congenital, but may be acquired as a result of herniation of a disc or the development of a bone spur. Learn more.
A chiari malformation is a congenital defect (meaning it’s present at birth) in the back of the head, where the spinal cord and brain connect. A chiari malformation is not a deformation of the brain but of the skull. The lower portion of the skull, the posterior fossa, can be too small to adequately hold the lower part of the brain. The compression of the spinal cord and brain stem hinders the flow of spinal fluid which is the reason for symptoms. The tonsils of the cerebellum are forced to protrude into the spinal column. A protrusion of the cerebellar tonsils only have to be 1 millimeter in the spinal canal to produce symptoms. Learn more.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gamma knife radiosurgery is a computer-guided therapy that delivers targeted radiation to specific locations of the brain, with the goal to treat brain tumors. Gamma knife radiosurgery is an outpatient procedure and is nearly painless, as it does not require an incision. Learn more.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
The lumbar spine, in the lower back, is made up of five vertebral bodies. Nerves from the spinal cord travel through the spinal canal and exit through small openings on the site of the vertebrae called foramen. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where either spinal canal or vertebral foramen becomes narrowed. Substantial narrowing causes compression of the nerves, creating painful symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. Learn more.
A spinal fusion surgery is performed to relieve pressure from the nerve that cause pain. Either the spinal canal has shrunk, or the spine is misaligned, causing the nerves to be pinched. Restoring the alignment of the spine, or the space between vertebrae, will relieve pressure on the nerves. Once that has been done, the spine will be stabilized and fused to prevent further damage. The type of spinal fusion approach is dependent on the condition of your spine. There is the anterior approach and the posterior approach. Learn more.
Spinal instability can cause severe unwanted pain throughout areas of your back. Stretched or torn ligaments and broken bone coupled with excessive motion can cause spinal instability. These abnormal slipping and rubbing motions cause pain, and can be severe depending on the amount. Learn more.
Spinal fractures have different effects than other types of breaks and fractures. Even minor spine fractures can be painful and troublesome. A spine fracture can cause fragments of bone to pinch and damage spinal nerves and the spinal cord. Learn more.
Neurosurgery is any surgery that involves the spinal cord or peripheral nerves, or nervous system (brain or spine). Of all the many systems making up the human body, your nervous system is arguably the most vital to your quality of life. If your brain cannot communicate properly with the rest of your body, your health and ability to live a happy life can be terribly compromised.
Fortunately, there are specially-trained physicians skilled in the diagnosis and repair of neurological damage. Many physicians have limited specialties & procedures they will perform. Dr. Moza has many specialties & procedures that are top-notch. That is why he was voted as Vitals Top 10 Neurological Surgeon Specialists. Dr. Moza is an experienced neurosurgeon located in southern California. He serves Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas along the West Coast. Other physicians and organizations only serve one particular area.
“I used to be a professional Mixed Martial Artists and the years of training and competiting took it’s toll, one day I couldn’t grab the milk out of the fridge (Not fun when you normally can do 9 one-arm pull ups). It started in 2010, I have had two neck surgeries done since, (one in 2011 and one on January 2013), by other surgeons and my condition only improved a little bit. I heard of Doctor Moza and paid him a visit. Everything from Doctor’s Moza’s side was a breeze, of course there was pain in recovery but that’s normal when they cut in your neck from the front and back, haha. He did everything to make it more comfortable for me after the surgery, I never had any problems with getting a fast response from him. I was weak in my arm for the last 4 years, lost a lot of muscle tissue, but yesterday (two and a half weeks after surgery) I tried for fun what I could do with only an 8 Lbs biceps weight (First I asked the Doctor of course), I did 50 repetitions, double of what I could before the surgery. So I am pretty sure that I will rebuild my shoulder and biceps to what it was before so it matches my left arm/shoulder again. Am very happy!”