Spine Center

Back pain can often be debilitating and is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care or miss work. Back or spine surgery is often a solution, but when previous surgeries have not provided needed relief, patients may lose complete hope of living pain free again. However, even when previous spine surgeries have not helped, there are still options available.

The UofL Physicians - Spine Center, as part of UofL Physicians - Neurosurgery, provides highly-specialized, evidenced-based, compassionate care for patients who continue to seek back pain relief after previous spinal surgeries and are in need of revision spine surgery. Specialized care is also provided through the center to adults with scoliosis and SI joint pain (sacroiliac joint dysfunction).

Treatments and services for such complex spine cases feature state-of-the-art and technologically advanced minimally invasive surgery, including Louisville’s only stereotactic radiosurgery, Cyberknife®. With minimally invasive surgery, patients experience less pain and have less blood loss. Patients also have decreased hospital and recovery times. 

The Spine Center is led by a board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship trained in complex spinal neurosurgery and spinal neuro oncology and is also a faculty and research member of the University of Louisville Medical School. The academic connection to University of Louisville Medical School and its leading research in neurosurgery ensures that the Spine Center will continue to provide expert care with cutting edge treatments and services.    

Understanding that surgery may not be the end of a patient’s care journey and favoring a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, the spine center develops individualized comprehensive treatment plans for patients with physiatrists and neurology and pain specialists. 

Our back pain and back surgery program uses an innovative evidenced-based approach with emphasis on diagnostic accuracy of pain generators. Thus, often success can be achieved despite previous failed back surgeries.  

While the center specializes in revision spinal surgeries, it is also advancing the art of minimally invasive surgery including neuroendoscopic microdiscectomy, the most minimally invasive microdiscectomy approach.

The center performs innovative research in spinal cord injury and maintains several databases for spine surgery outcomes research and participates in the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database (N2QOD).

 

The UofL Physicians – Spine Center treats conditions such as:

As part of their expert care delivered with compassion and excellence, the UofL Physicians - Spine Center provides the following treatments and services for complex spinal cases:

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

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Offices and Clinics

  • UofL Physicians - Neurosurgery at Frazier Rehab Institute
    220 Abraham Flexner Way
    12th Floor
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-899-3623
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

The Spine Center is led by a board-certified neurosurgeon fellowship trained in complex spinal neurosurgery and spinal neuro oncology who is also a faculty and research member of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  

Understanding that surgery may not be the end of a patient’s care journey and favoring a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, individualized comprehensive treatment plans are developed for spine center patients with a multidisciplinary team comprising of physiatrists, and neurology and pain specialists. 

View research grants awarded to Spine Center providers.

 

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000