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Spinal Cord Disorders and Injuries

We are active in all aspects of spine surgery from basic research into spinal cord injury to complex spine stabilization and minimally invasive decompression. As a tertiary medical center we also treat a large number of conditions which are referred by other spine surgeons from the surrounding areas.

We treat a range of conditions including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal instrumentation (metal supports for fractured or unstable spines)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine and spinal cord tumors

Depending on the patient's condition, we work as part of a team that may include orthopedic, thoracic and vascular surgeons, as well as anesthesiology and rehabilitation specialists.

We use minimally invasive techniques when possible because the smaller incision helps shorten recovery periods.

All elective patients are seen in the Marc A. Asher Comprehensive Spine Center with a multidisciplinary approach to spine care for optimal outcomes. This team involves neurosurgeons, pain management physicians, rehabilitation medicine physicians, neurologists, physical therapists and others.