Hieu T. Ball, M.D. 

Double-fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and spine surgery
Clinical instructor at the University of California, Davis

Medical Education:

  • Tufts University School of Medicine  - medical degree
  • Harvard School of Medicine – orthopedic residency and fellowship in pediatric orthopedics
  • St. John’s Health Center/University of California, Los Angeles Medical School – fellowship in adult spinal disorder 

Dr. Hieu Ball is double-fellowship trained in pediatric and adult spine surgery. He currently treats complex conditions of the neck, mid-back, and low back. Specializing in motion-preserving technologies, he performs total (artificial) disc replacement in the lower back and the neck, as well as minimally invasive spine surgery for decompressions and fusions.

His practice at the California Comprehensive Spine Institute is one of the national training sites where other surgeons learn how to perform total disc replacements.

Dr. Ball has an academic position as Clinical Instructor at the University of California, Davis. His medical training, residency and pediatric fellowship took place at Harvard Medical School. He then completed his second fellowship in Los Angeles at St. John's Medical Center/UCLA.

Currently, he treats children and adults with spinal disorders spanning the range of degenerative disease, congenital or acquired deformity conditions such as scoliosis, traumatic injuries, work-related injuries, tumors, and infections.

To make an appointment with one of these Spine Specialists, call 800.284.2878 or look up the physician on Find A Physician.


San Ramon Regional Medical Center | 6001 Norris Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583