Spine Surgery

Whether through injury or disease, back and neck pain can have a major effect on your quality of life. Franciscan offers a multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of back problems. From initial evaluation at our Spine Center to non-surgical or surgical treatment, our expert team of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and other specialists provide a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan that will get you back to pain free.

Common spinal surgeries include:

Diskectomies - the most common surgical treatment for ruptured or herniated discs of the lumbar spine

Fusion surgeries - surgery to fuse portions of the spine to minimize pain often associated with conditions caused by degenerative changes in the discs

Laminectomy - typically performed to alleviate pain from spinal stenosis

Decompression surgeries - various surgical procedures intended to relieve symptoms caused by pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots

Meet our spine surgeons

Michael Schlitt, MD

Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Richard Gray, MD

Alex Mohit, MD, PhD

Kevin Schoenfelder, MD

Marc Goldman, MD

Learn more about Franciscan Neurosciences, which provides advanced care, surgery and rehabilitation for brain and spine conditions – including Gamma Knife treatment and surgery – plus treatment for Parkinson’s, stroke and sleep disorders.