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Spine Division

The Department of Neurosurgery’s Spine Program treats patients from across the region for spine problems such as spinal cord and nerve compression, spinal deformities, spinal tumors, neck and back pain, sciatica, and other conditions of the spine. We offer a full range of treatments including minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments, along with complex surgical care beyond what our community spine surgeons can provide.  As the busiest of all the clinical services available at our Cincinnati hospitals, the division sees a large volume of cases and a significant number of highly complex cases.

We are dedicated to leading the field with comprehensive team management of diseases and disorders of the spine with research and expertise to offer better treatments and outcomes for patients.  In doing so, we attract medical students, residents, fellows, and visiting physicians from all over the world who are immersed in their clinical exposure and academic environment.  Abundant opportunities for both basic science and clinical research are available, with laboratory focus on spinal cord injury and soft tissue biomechanics, while the Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory that is part of our Department a home to studies directed at surgical anatomy and the development of innovative operative skills and approaches such as microsurgical techniques.

As patient care is improved with a collaborative team, our neurosurgeons work closely with our orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists and pain management specialists to diagnose spine disease and treat patients using advanced nonsurgical or surgical techniques.  We know that patients with serious acute or chronic spinal disease can benefit from the advanced, personalized care which is focused on accurate diagnosis and where successful treatment requires a complex blend of specialized experience, advanced technology, sophisticated diagnostic expertise and outstanding surgical skills combine to ensure the best outcomes.

We look at the whole picture of patient care, as it is not about performing surgery or providing physical therapy, but rather to help the patient overcome the disability which they come in to seek help for.  Our Neurosurgery Spine Program provides comprehensive diagnostic services for patients whose conditions have not been definitely identified as well as those who had unsuccessful treatments including previous surgeries. Our Neurosurgery Spine Program hosts a registry of outcomes that tracks how our patients are doing, to improve how we care for patients every day.

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University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
PO Box 670515
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0515