Complex Spine Surgery

Specialists at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison provide comprehensive back and neck care for patients with complex spine disorders.

Our fellowship-trained spinal surgeons are committed to helping patients with complex spine conditions get the most out of life, and offer individualized care to ensure the best possible outcomes. We have perfected both minimally invasive and complex spinal procedures, including reconstructive surgery of the spine.

Conditions We Treat

From diagnosing curvature of the spine in adolescents to treating geriatric degenerative diseases of the spine, our physicians provide comprehensive back and neck care for children and adults with:

  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal fracture
  • Traumatic spinal cord injuries

Our team includes the region's most experienced doctors treating Level I spinal injuries. 

Procedures We Perform

In many cases, complex spine conditions can be helped with surgery. We offer the latest surgical techniques for both trauma-related and degenerative spinal problems, using treatments ranging from small "keyhole" incisions on discs to major reconstruction of the spine. Our experienced surgeons perform the following procedures:

Neck (Cervical) Surgery

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Corpectomy
  • Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion

Mid Back (Thoracic) Surgery

  • Thoracic Discectomy
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Spine Decompression
  • Thoracic Kyphoplasty

Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgery

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy and Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

After a comprehensive evaluation, our team will develop an individualized care plan for you. We recognize that the decision to have surgery comes with its own set of worries, and our team will guide you through the available options and help you understand what to expect from surgery. By offering the most advanced technology and highly innovative treatments, we can achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Schedule an appointment today to learn how we would approach your care.

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