Division of Neurosurgery

Spine Surgery Program

The National Institutes of Health report that 8 of 10 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Many spinal conditions can be treated without surgery. In other cases, spinal surgery may be an option for reducing pain, helping to restore mobility and productivity and improving quality of life. 

For these patients, the Spine Surgery program at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery offers experts working at the very forefront of spine surgery. Collaborating with others surgeons and healthcare providers, the Spine Surgery program offers a comprehensive approach to spine care.

Treating a Wide Range of Spinal Conditions

Patients referred to the Spine Surgery program may suffer from a number of health conditions. These include spinal degenerative diseases such as spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease, spinal deformities such as scoliosis, hyperlordosis and kyphosis, cancer, rheumatologic disorders and traumatic spinal injuries. 

Advanced Spine Surgery Treatments & Technologies

Surgeons in the UA Spine Surgery program work with the state-of-the-art video imaging technologies and instrumentation to provide the most advanced surgical interventions. From minimally invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery to open complex surgery, spinal fusion and disc replacement, our university-based physicians leverage the most current research and most promising innovations to resolve pain, deformity, fractures and other spinal conditions.

Informed Decisions about Spine Surgery

Because so an individual's health depends so critically upon a healthy spine, spinal surgery is never undertaken lightly. Our surgeons carefully explain treatment options and review potential risks and benefits of all procedures so that all patients can make informed choices about their health and treatments.

Spine Surgery Outcomes Registry

The Division of Neurosurgery has launched a new prospective registry to measure and improve the care and outcomes of patients who undergo spine surgery. The registry tracks and analyzes data on clinical and radiographic outcomes after neurosurgical spine procedures at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus. Using established outcomes metrics, surgeons now have the ability to objectively measure patient performance before and after surgery.

Physicians and researchers use the registry to develop evidence-based information about the risks and benefits of spine surgery to improve patient treatments. Data from the spine registry helps improve outcomes, functional capacity and quality of life for patients, as well as examines and improves patient safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. For more information about the registry, please contact the Division of Neurosurgery office at 520-626-2164.

Make an Appointment

For the best neurosurgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-1001.