Neurosurgeons at Penn Spine Center provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for the most complex disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Penn is a regional and national leader in providing quality spine care utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, implementing the latest advances in techniques and technology, and applying basic science and clinical research to improve spinal care.

Penn continues to be the choice for complex conditions of the spine. It is home to more neurosurgeons ranked in The Best Doctors in America than any other hospital in the area.

No matter the condition or problem, Penn neurosurgeons have a vast arsenal of tools to evaluate, diagnose and treat the most complex spine disorders. Penn practitioners employ definitive technologies with the ultimate goal of seeking the highest quality and best outcomes possible.

Spine Diagnosis and Evaluation

One of the hallmarks of Penn Medicine's acclaimed neurosurgical spine program is the methodical treatment plan every patient receives. The initial phase of management requires careful evaluation and precise diagnosis to determine the source of the spinal symptoms. Every patient is evaluated to determine whether if spinal surgery is a treatment option.

Sophisticated, State-of-the-Art Diagnostic and Evaluation Techniques

No matter the condition or problem, specialists at the Penn Neurosurgical Spine Center have access to the latest, state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic and imaging tools available today. Penn neurosurgeons and physicians utilize the latest neuroradiological and electrodiagnostic techniques for their patients including high-resolution MRI and CT scanning, myelography, EMG and discography, and electrophysiological testing.

Neurosurgical Spine Treatments

Penn Medicine's expert neurosurgeons provide the highest quality treatments designed for the best outcomes possible. A targeted treatment plan is developed by a specialized team including neurosurgeons, and, as appropriate, neurologists, rheumatologists, oncologists, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, radiologists, and pain management specialists.

This extensive and collaborative team approach to spine care ensures a thorough consideration of both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pain and neurological symptoms. Discussion of complex cases is held at weekly review conferences with the added benefit of the complete referral and ancillary support within Penn Medicine.

Treatments/procedures include:
  • Decompression
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
  • Fusion
    • Cervical
    • Thoracic
    • Lumbosacral
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Artificial disc technology
  • Motion-sparing procedures

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Neurosurgical Spine Treatments

Penn's Neurosurgical Spine Center provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments and procedures. 

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