Spine Surgery

At Loma Linda University Health we offer comprehensive spine care, both surgical and non-surgical, for a variety of spinal disorders. Our accomplished team of spine surgeons provide expertise in a wide range of surgical treatments for spine conditions.  We offer both minimally invasive and open options, all of which are carefully tailored to suit patient-specific goals.Our experts in Neurosurgery specialize in the management and treatment of degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal cord and spinal column tumors, spinal deformities, and spinal trauma and injury. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge research, our spine surgeons are able to provide the latest and most advanced treatment options available.

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoprosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis

Maintaining the health and proper interaction between the spine, spinal cord and nerves is critical for an individual to lead a normal life. Spinal disorders such as spinal tumors, disc herniation, scoliosis and spinal cord injuries can cause severe pain and inhibit movement.

The symptom of back or neck pain can be caused by a simple muscle strain or a more complicated issue such as advanced arthritis, spinal instability, disk herniation or a tumor. An appropriate, thorough investigation of the back and neck is necessary to define the underlying cause. Once a situation requiring neurosurgical evaluation is discovered, the Department of Neurosurgery provides top-notch surgical treatment for disorders of the spine. 

Once a complete diagnosis has been performed our spine surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists including physical therapists, occupational therapists, pain management specialists and rehabilitation physicians to provide each patient with a comprehensive treatment plan. This integrated approach allows our team to reduce inpatient stays, maximize successful patient outcomes, and ultimately facilitate a quicker return of patients to everyday activities.