Robert Eastlack, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine
Robert Eastlack, MD
4.8 Learn more 334 Ratings
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Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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Expertise

Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, SpineSpine Surgery

Languages

  • English

Biography

Robert Eastlack, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained spine specialist who provides care for conditions affecting the neck and back, including spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, radiculopathy, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis and spinal tumors. His areas of expertise include artificial cervical disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive spine procedures and complex spinal reconstructions or revisions.


As a researcher, Dr. Eastlack is dedicated to evaluating potential procedures and discovering therapies that could improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with neck and back problems. His clinical studies are focused on spinal deformity surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and biologic fusion materials.


Dr. Eastlack is committed to providing an in-depth explanation of his patients’ diagnoses and a thorough discussion of treatment options, as well as recommendations that are tailored to each patient. While he primarily utilizes non-surgical care, operative intervention may be recommended when non-surgical measures are unsuccessful.


He also believes in physical fitness and exercise for treating most musculoskeletal conditions, including spinal abnormalities and during postoperative recovery. As a previous collegiate swimmer on a three-time national champion team, he has a strong interest in advocating for patients’ ongoing fitness, as well as other healthy lifestyle parameters, such as dietary optimization.


In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing and coaching age-group baseball, basketball and soccer teams. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 2008

Medical Education

Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 1999

Residencies

University of California, San Diego, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005

Fellowships

Mayo Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, 2006

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