Treating Spine Conditions

At our award-winning Spine & Brain Institute, we pride ourselves on a conservative treatment philosophy and only resort to surgery when it is clearly the best option. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating diseases of the neck and back, using patient education, physiatry, and physical therapy. We specialize in treating the following conditions:

  • Cervical deformities
  • Cervical, thoracic, or lumbar instability (spondylolisthesis)
  • Herniated discs
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Nerve and/or spinal cord compression
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Chiari malformation and syringomyelia

State-of-the-Art Spine Surgery

For those patients who do need surgery, our surgeons choose the surgery that disrupts the least anatomy and leaves the smallest surgical “footprint.” Our surgeons will discuss with you whether your condition can be treated with a minimalistic approach or a larger procedure to avoid potential long-term complications related to a smaller procedure.  They will make it clear when they think a minimally invasive procedure is inappropriate. Because we want care to be seamless for our patients, we ensure that postsurgical follow-up visits are with the same doctor. Our surgeons are skilled in all of the most advanced spine surgery techniques, including the following:

  • Advanced cervical spine techniques with instrumentation (special implants that brace and stabilize the spine)
  • Complex fusion surgeries with or without the use of bone implants
  • Surgery for tumors and other lesions affecting the spine and spinal cord
  • Disc replacement
  • Corrective surgeries for spine deformities
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Decompression surgeries for nerve or spinal cord compression
  • Cervical disc replacement, an alternative to bone grafts, plates, and screws used in fusion surgery
  • Image-guided spine surgery with 3D navigation
  • Kyphoplasty, a bone-stabilizing procedure to stop pain and help restore height after a spinal fracture
  • The X-STOP® Spacer, the minimally invasive insertion of a titanium implant to alleviate pain from lumbar spinal stenosis

One of the most unique aspects of our institute is the maintenance of a surgical spine outcomes registry. This registry allows us to objectively quantify patient outcomes following spinal surgery. Because of the registry, as a patient, you will be able to inquire with your surgeon what you can expect as an outcome following your surgery under his care.

Meet Our Specialists

Our board-certified spinal surgeons have received specialized and/or fellowship training in specific procedures and our board-certified anesthesiologists have special experience in orthopedic anesthesia for both planned and emergency surgeries. Use our Physician Finder to learn more about our spinal surgeons.