spine care

If you and your doctor decide it's time for Spine Surgery, choose Spine Care at St. Francis. St. Francis is not only fully equipped for all types of spine surgeries, but the Spine program also has been named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Excellence and designated a UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center, for its quality care.

Our spine surgeons can treat common and complex spine and neurological conditions with treatments such as spinal fusions, laminectomies, herniated disc surgery, and surgery for sciatica, scoliosis and more. Many of these can even be completed on an outpatient basis.

It has been proven through programs like Joint Camp that patients who receive pre-surgical education often have better outcomes. That's why patients who have spine surgery at St. Francis receive comprehensive education before surgery to help them understand what to expect before, during and after their procedure. Spine patients attend a "Prehab" session before their surgery, in which each detail of their procedure and recovery is explained.

Spine patients at St. Francis also are cared for by nurses who have received specialized training in spine care, as well as outstanding physical therapists who aid with recovery.

A physician's referral is required to participate in all that the Spine Care program has to offer. Ask your doctor for more information.

Sciatica Surgery

If you suffer from sciatica pain, surgery may bring you the relief you need. Generally there are two types of surgeries that can relieve sciatica pain - microdiscectomy that relieves a lumbar disc herniation, or a lumbar laminectomy if the sciatica pain is due to lumbar spinal stenosis.

Herniated Disc Surgery

While many with herniatied discs can count on conservative measures to resolve their pain, up to 30% will need spine surgery. Our spine surgeons use advanced procedures offer relief with minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

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