About the Orthopaedic Spine Service

The Orthopaedic Spine Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) cares for patients with the full range of acute and chronic spine conditions from disk herniation to spinal stenosis, sciatica and scoliosis to spinal cord injuries and tumors. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists—surgeons, pain management specialists, physiatrists and therapists—diagnose and treat conditions with non-surgical options such as medication, injections and physical therapy. When surgery is the best option for relieving pain, and improving quality of life, our team of expert spine surgeons perform all types of spinal surgery using conventional and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Our spine surgeons are extensively trained in spinal care. They completed fellowships in spine surgery, orthopaedic surgery, arthroplasty and oncology and have been named among America’s top doctors by Castle Connolly and Boston Magazine. They are active researchers in spinal conditions and train the next generation of spine surgeons through our orthopaedic spine fellowship program.

The Orthopaedic Spine Service is part of BWH’s Comprehensive Spine Center a multidisciplinary center promoting non-operative and surgical approaches. Our surgeons also collaborate with the Spinal Tumor Program at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Orthopaedic Spine Care

  • One-on-one consultations and treatment from an expert team of spinal surgeons who have advanced training and years of experience in spinal conditions and treatment.
  • Part of the Comprehensive Spine Center at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital where neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists and specialists in pain management, chiropractic care and rheumatology provide multidisciplinary care. Affiliation with the Spinal Tumor Program, a specialized program of Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.
  • Non-surgical treatments such as injection therapy, medication, physical therapy and occupational therapy for patients who do not need or are not ready for surgery.
  • Conventional open surgery procedures and minimally invasive surgical approaches for conditions that affect the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Advanced imaging technology used before and during surgery to enhance accuracy and safety.
  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities with highly trained rehabilitation specialists.
  • Surgical procedures performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
  • Outpatient appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (Chestnut Hill), and Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (20 Patriot Place, Foxborough).

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