Spine Surgery

Experienced in Advanced Spine Procedures

University Health System spine doctors specialize in helping people living with back pain enjoy life again with less pain. Sometimes that requires surgery.

If it does, our spinal surgeons are experienced in advanced procedures for a wide range of adult and pediatric spinal conditions. You’re in good hands.

Spine Conditions We Treat

Most adult patients we treat are referred by their primary care physicians and are dealing with conditions caused by general wear and tear and aging, such as degenerative disk disease and arthritis. Most children we treat have a type of congenital spinal defect. Conditions we most frequently treat include:

  • Cervical and lumbar herniated disks
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Primary and metastatic bony tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Surgical Procedures We Perform

If nonsurgical treatment options haven’t relieved your pain and you require surgery, our surgeons’ expertise and experience equip them to perform a wide range of advanced procedures, including:

  • Cervical discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement
  • Complex spinal reconstruction
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal deformity correction

Experienced Surgeons in Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Our spinal surgeons have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, performing thousands of procedures each year. Minimally invasive surgery requires smaller incisions, which means less pain and a quicker recovery for you. Other benefits are:

  • Less scarring
  • Less damage to surrounding tissues
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Better long-term results
  • Fewer complications and revisions

Comprehensive, Collaborative Care Focused on You

You can count on a comprehensive level of care, thanks to our collaboration with other specialties such as neurosurgery and primary care physicians.

As a nationally recognized teaching hospital in partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, you also have access to the latest surgical procedures, new technologies and clinical research.