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Complex Spine Program

If spinal issues and back pain are compromising your quality of life, it’s reassuring to know that the UMass Memorial Neurosurgery Complex Spine Program provides comprehensive, high-quality care for patients with spine disorders.

While many back issues can be resolved through conservative (non-surgical) treatments, when surgery is indicated, you can rely on our team of experienced neurosurgeons for expert treatment of the full range of spine disorders.

Notably, our program in minimally invasive spine surgery is one of the top programs of its kind in New England. Our surgeons use the most advanced techniques, including smaller incisions that result in less pain and a faster recovery—getting you back to your regular activities sooner.

Spine Disorders We Treat

The UMass Memorial Complex Spine Program provides comprehensive care for a wide range of spinal disorders, including: 

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal vascular disease
  • Spinal deformity and scoliosis
  • Tethered cord

Spinal Surgery Services We Offer

In addition to minimally invasive spinal surgery, our neurosurgeons perform a range of other advanced surgical techniques to treat disorders of the spine, including:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spinal cord and spinal nerve surgery
  • Motion-preserving arthroplasty (artificial disc surgery)
  • Removal of spinal tumors and vascular abnormalities

In addition, our spine neurosurgeons work closely with orthopedic surgeons in the multidisciplinary Spine Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center. This center provides a multidisciplinary approach to spine care that incorporates the skills of physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and other healthcare professionals to extend the breadth of care available to patients with back issues.

Click here to learn more about Neurosurgery services at Umass Memorial Medical Center.


To schedule an appointment with our Spine Program, please call 508-334-0605.