We are fortunate that our medical staff includes a neurosurgeon who completed a neurosurgery/orthopedic spine fellowship, and surgeons with extensive experience in spine disorders and surgery. They treat the full spectrum of spine conditions, including spine and spinal cord tumors; degenerative diseases and deformities, such as cervical, thoracic and lumbar herniated discs, stenosis, spondylolisthesis and lumbar scoliosis; lowerback pain; radiculopathy; infections; and disorders of the occipitocervical junction.
A Conservative Approach
In many cases, we assume a conservative approach when considering surgical intervention. We seek to determine whether surgery will provide the best clinical outcome, or whether alternative therapies should be attempted preliminarily or in lieu of surgery.
The neurosurgical operating suites at Providence St. Peter Hospital are among the best in the area for spine surgery. Real-time neuromonitoring by a neurophysiologist for complex spine cases ensures we protect critical nerves. O-arm® surgical imaging with StealthStation® S7® navigation and AxiEM™ electromagnetic tracking system afford us integrated, high-resolution visibility of patient imaging and precise placement of spinal instrumentation. Topof-the-line surgical microscopes provide the illumination and magnification required for the delicate spine surgery procedures we perform.
- We are neurosurgeons by training. Part of our expertise, however, is knowing when spine surgery is indicated – and when an alternative treatment might be the more prudent approach.” - Gareth Adams, M.D.
Spine Disorders We Treat
- Spine and spinal cord tumors
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar
- Herniated discs
- Lumbar scoliosis
- Lower-back pain
- Occipitocervical junction disorders
- Spinal arteriovenous malformations