The University of Miami Health System Spine Program provides the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available to patients with spinal disorders and injuries. Our revolutionary concept in spine care brings together a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained medical and surgical specialists who can offer patients the most innovative diagnostics as well as rehabilitative and surgical strategies that encompass the spectrum of care for the spine patient.
The spine team includes neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with international reputations in research and clinical programs. The team is further enhanced by the support and insight provided by the basic and clinical science research programs at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the largest spinal cord injury research center in the United States. Additionally, internal medicine consultants are available to assist in pre- and post-operative patient management and work closely with patients’ referring and primary physicians.
Conditions and Treatments
Why Choose UHealth?
Over 30 unique minimally invasive spine surgeries. We can offer our patients the best in minimally invasive spine surgeries. These procedures are used to address spine problems like herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
State-of-the-art surgical and imaging equipment. When your neurosurgeon can see an up-close image throughout your surgery, they are better able to operate on the exact cause of your back pain, resulting in less invasive spine surgery. Our team is the best in the region, and we consistently utilize techniques and industry-leading innovation to ensure spine patients receive the best care and outcomes.
O-Arm® Surgical Imaging System. During your spinal procedure, a noninvasive scanner with an O-shaped arm provides 3D images so surgeons can make adjustments at the time of surgery, improving safety and accuracy. This means:
- Less time in surgery
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced risk of repeat surgery
- Less radiation exposure from imaging
- Better outcomes, thanks to safer, more accurate placement of instruments
Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot. Every person’s spine is different, which means that their back-pain problem is unique to them and therefore requires a surgical procedure that is specially tailored to fix their issues. The Mazor spine robot allows surgeons to do that before they even step into the operating room. This innovative new tool for minimally invasive spine procedures creates a “map” or “blueprint” of your spine using X-rays and MRIs that guide your specially trained surgeon during your procedure. Rest assured, regardless of the advanced technology, your surgeon is always in control.
Benefits of the Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot:
- Better surgical accuracy
- Less use of fluoroscopy
- Lower complication rates
Devoted Team of Specialists. When you choose UHealth for your neck or back pain, you are not simply seeing one surgeon. You will be taken care of by a passionate, knowledgeable and comprehensive team of medical professionals who want to ensure that you receive the right treatment for your unique condition. Our program consists of a team of highly specialized professionals, including:
- Neuroscience investigators
- Pain rehabilitation specialists
- Advanced practice providers
For more information and to make an appointment with one of our expert neurosurgeons, please call (305) 243-BACK (2225) or request an appointment online.
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