Complex Spine Program

University Hospitals Neurological Institute

Manish Kasliwal, MD
Alia Hdeib, MD
Alan Hoffer, MD
Nickolas Bambakidis, MD
Yin Hu, MD

Please call Angela Foote, Patient Access Supervisor, at 440-227-6942, or Krista Walker, Medical Assistant, at 330-635-8498.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Degenerative spinal disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal neuro-oncology disorders
  • Spinal vascular disorders


  • All options for spinal decompression and fusion available
  • Minimally invasive decompression and instrumentation (percutaneous screw placement)
  • Intraoperative navigation with CT capability (O-arm, Stealth)
  • Minimally invasive scoliosis correction
  • Pediatric scoliosis deformity correction, in partnership with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s
  • Craniocervical fusion and decompression (occiput – C1 – C2)
  • Surgical and radiosurgical treatment of metastatic and primary spinal tumors (anterior, posterior approaches;Gamma Knife®, proton beam)
  • Surgical and endovascular treatment of spinal vascular malformation (AVM, AV fistula)

Distinguishing Features

  • Spinal neurosurgery expertise, with additional fellowship experience in neuro-oncology, spinal deformity correction and minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of back pain and degenerative spinal disorders, with PM&R, neurology and neurosurgery
  • National training for complex craniovertebral junction pathologies (CVJ)