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					Dr. Alan Moelleken MD is a member of a variety of academic and scientific organizations, such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the North American Spine Society (NASS),
and the American Medical Association (AMA). He maintains his cutting-edge knowledge and expertise as a spine surgeon by regularly attending national and international spine conferences and by
constantly familiarizing himself with the latest research in the fields of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, especially as it pertains to disorders of the spine. Spine and Orthopedic Center, Cottage
Hospital Goleta Hospital and other California hospitals. 	
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    Prefix/suffix                                                   Meaning                                               Origin language and etymology                 Example
                                                                                                                         Ancient Greek ταχύς (tachys), fast,
tachy-                           Denoting something as fast, irregularly fast                                                                                Tachycardia
                                                                                                                         quickly
-tension, -
                                 pressure                                                                                Latin                                                          Hypertension
tensive
tetan-                           rigid, tense                                        Ancient Greek tetanos                                                                              tetanus
thec-                            case, sheath                                        Ancient Greek θήκη (theke)                                                                         Intrathecal
                                                                                     Ancient Greek θηλή (thēlē), a teat,
thel-                            Of or pertaining to a nipple [uncommon as a prefix]                                                                                                    Theleplasty
                                                                                     nipple
                                 Denoting something as 'relating to a woman,         Ancient Greek θῆλυς (thēlys),
thely-                                                                                                                                                                                  Thelygenous
                                 feminine'                                           female, feminine
therap-                          treatment                                           Ancient Greek (therapeía)                                                                          hydrotherapy, therape
therm(o)-                        heat                                                Ancient Greek θερμός (thermós)
thorac(i)-,
                                 Of or pertaining to the upper chest, chest; the area                                    Latin (thōrāx) < Ancient Greek
thorac(o)-,                                                                                                                                                                             Thorax
                                 above the breast and under the neck                                                     θώραξ (thōrax), chest, cuirass
thoracico-
                                                                                                                         Ancient Greek θρόμβος
thromb(o)-                       Of or relating to a blood clot, clotting of blood                                       (thrómbos), lump, piece, clot of                               Thrombus, thrombocy
                                                                                                                         blood
thyr(o)-              thyroid                                             Greek θυρεο-ειδής
                                                                          Greek: "thymos", spirit, soul;
thym-                 emotions                                                                                   dysthymia
                                                                          courage; breath, mind, emotions
-tic                  pertaining to                                       Greek -τικός
toco-                 childbirth                                          Greek τόκος
-tome                 cutting instrument                                  Greek τομή
-tomy                 act of cutting; incising, incision                  Greek -τομία                           Gastrotomy
tono-                 tone, tension, pressure                             Greek τόνος (tonos)
-tony                 tension                                             Greek -τονία
top(o)-               place, topical                                      Greek τόπος                            Topical anesthetic
tort(i)-              twisted                                             Latin tortus                           Torticollis
tox(i)-, tox(o)-,
                      toxin, poison                                       Greek τοξικόν                          Toxoplasmosis
toxic(o)-
trache(a)-            trachea                                             Greek τραχεία                          Tracheotomy
                                                                          Ancient Greek τράχηλος
trachel(o)-           Of or pertaining to the neck                                                               tracheloplasty
                                                                          (tráchēlos), neck
                      Denoting something as moving or situated 'across'
trans-                                                                    Latin trāns, across, through           Transfusion
                      or 'through'
tri-                  three                                               Latin                                  triangle
trich(i)-, trichia,                                                       Ancient Greek θρίξ, τριχ(ο)- (thríx,
                      Of or pertaining to hair, hair-like structure                                              Trichocyst
trich(o)-                                                                 trich(o)-), hair
-tripsy               crushing                                            Greek τρίψις                           Lithotripsy
-trophy               nourishment, development                            Greek -τροφία, τροφή                   Pseudohypertrophy
tympan(o)-            eardrum                                             Greek τύμπανον                         Tympanocentesis
	
  
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About Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Surgeries of the Spine Dr. Moelleken attended SUNY Albany as an undergraduate student. He graduated number one in his class with a Double Honors’ Degree and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. He subsequently enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he received his medical training and graduated with an M. D. degree in 1983. He then preformed a year of orthopedic surgery research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was then accepted into a prestigious orthopedic residency program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). After completion of his residency, he attended New York University (NYU), New York, for special fellowship training in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. His mentors included some of the most famous neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and experts in scoliosis. While at NYU, he served as an assistant professor and an attending physician teaching neurosurgery and orthopedic residents at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York and at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in New York (affiliated with NYU Medical Center). Dr. Moelleken is a member of a variety of academic and scientific organizations, such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the American Medical Association (AMA). He has authored numerous scientific publications and presentations. For the past nine years, he has been the chairman of the monthly Tri-County Spine Conference. He maintains his cutting-edge knowledge and expertise as a spine surgeon by regularly attending national and international spine conferences and by constantly familiarizing himself with the latest research in the fields of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, especially as it pertains to disorders of the spine.