Any disease of the spine, whether a spinal tumor, deformity, stenosis, degenerative disc disease or trauma, requires expert care. The Jefferson Advanced Spine Center includes specialists from Jefferson Health’s Departments of Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery , including spine surgeons from Rothman Institute at Jefferson and the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. Our patients also benefit from ready access to other specialists, including pain management physicians, neurologists and oncologists. At our Methodist Hospital office, located in South Philadelphia, we combine orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and physical medicine all in the same location.
- We have the nation’s top spine surgeons – physicians who perform over 5,000 surgical procedures each year and who have pioneered breakthrough procedures. Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and Dr. James Harrop, nationally renowned in their fields, lead a team of experts who set the clinical standards for surgical techniques that are eventually adopted nationally by their peers.
- Our spine specialists are also leading scientists who have published original research on scoliosis, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, outcomes of cervical and lumbar spine surgery, value in spinal care, spinal trauma, and minimally invasive/motion-sparing spinal techniques personalized to the patient’s needs.