Jefferson Advanced Spine Center

Minimally Invasive Surgery & Treatment

At the Jefferson Advanced Spine Center, our goal is to provide personalized care that addresses your spinal healthcare needs from the minute you walk through the door.

At our state-of-the-art facility located in Jefferson Methodist Hospital, you have access to the nation’s top specialists in spinal surgery from the nationally-recognized Rothman Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health and Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, who regularly use minimally invasive procedures to ensure you are on the road to recovery much sooner — and back to enjoying life. 



  • Bulging disc
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Herniated Disc (Disc Protrusion)
  • Pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis (Slipped Vertebrae)
  • And more


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Intrathecal Pump
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • And more

Magnet Recognized

For nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Settle in and Relax


Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, well-coordinated and detailed schedule for your time with us to minimize your stress and keep you and your family fully informed. Upon arrival, a member of our healthcare team who specializes in helping patients “navigate” the healthcare system will personally assist you throughout all aspects of your experience — from coordinating the physician review of your medical history, to answering your questions, to communicating your status with your referring physician.

The nation's top clinicians

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 Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health 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 Jefferson 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.
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Get back to living your life

At the Jefferson Advanced Spine Center, our focus is on delivering the latest surgical techniques to minimize pain, accelerate recovery and optimize long-term function for our patients.

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