Comprehensive Spine Center

Comprehensive Spine Center Offers Precise, Innovative Procedures for Spinal Disorders

At University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Comprehensive Spine Center, our neurosurgeons specialize in groundbreaking, minimally invasive spine surgery. Combined with recent advances in molecular biotechnology for spinal surgery, these powerful new techniques result in less discomfort, shorter recovery times and improved results.

UH was the first in Ohio to offer CyberKnife®, a painless, noninvasive robotic radiation technology. Our center offers this treatment to patients with tumors and lesions of the neck and spine, including those previously diagnosed as untreatable or inoperable.

Close Collaboration for Optimal Results

As a UH-designated Center of Excellence, the Comprehensive Spine Center brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines. They collaborate using the latest clinical advances and technologies. Many are involved in nationally funded research that may lead to future innovations in medical care.

Our physicians are nationally recognized for expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. They teach and lecture in the Cleveland area and around the country. The team also includes pain medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists.

Our emphasis is providing comprehensive patient care. We view spinal problems in terms of how they affect the person’s overall health and lifestyle. This highly effective approach has been proven to increase quality of care and improve results.

Advanced Surgical Treatments for Multiple Conditions

The Comprehensive Spine Center is focused on utilizing techniques that improve results, reduce pain and accelerate recovery. Our advanced procedures include:

  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal neurosurgery
  • Functional and restorative spinal neurosurgery
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Laparoscopic fusions and other fusion techniques
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Spinal decompression including laminectomy and discectomy
  • Spinal implants

Skull Base Surgery Program

This program provides a multidisciplinary team of specially trained and experienced surgeons to treat cerebrovascular and skull base disorders. The team employs advanced techniques that involve minimally invasive strategies, image-guidance and robotic radiosurgery.

Our team includes specialists from neurosurgery, radiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, radiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology and radiation therapy. They provide care for complex clinical conditions including:

Our skull base surgery team meets regularly to review new cases and determine the appropriate course of treatment for each patient. During these meetings, our team discusses each new case and works together to develop a care plan that is tailored to the patient’s individual needs.

Outpatient Treatment

Some conditions can be treated with minimally invasive techniques on an outpatient basis, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Some spinal column tumors
  • Fractures

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