Highly Experienced Center
Research shows that hospitals and surgeons who perform more surgeries tend to have better outcomes. Our surgical team performs more than 3,000 spine surgeries every year -- including minimally invasive procedures and complex reconstructive surgeries -- and sees over 40,000 patients.
Committed to Advancing Care
As members of the Scoliosis Research Society, our spine specialists stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and advances in the treatment and care of spinal curvature disorders.
Operating Room Technology
Our ORs are equipped with real-time imaging options that gives spine surgeons detailed, 3D pictures and video of your spine. These systems help avoid the need for extra imaging after surgery, exposing you to less radiation. OR staff also use a sophisticated sensor navigation system -- similar to GPS for your body -- that helps them avoid vital nerves and other structures. A specialized neuromonitoring team tracks spinal cord function in real time to limit injury. These technologies allow for more surgical accuracy than ever before.
In addition to neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, your team may include physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors who specialize in conservative spine care), physical therapists, and others -- all of whom work with you to reduce and manage the pain and other effects of your spine condition.
We partner with geriatric specialists at Duke to assist people with spinal curvature disorders caused by aging and arthritis. Working with geriatricians helps us achieve better, safer results and allows us to manage all of the complications and risk factors associated with reconstructive surgery in older people. Also, Duke’s POSH (Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health) program helps improve health in people who may not be well enough for surgery.