Director: Paul Park, M.D.
The University of Michigan Spine Surgery Program provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive, patient-centered services to individuals affected by spinal disorders that may require surgical intervention. Patients referred to the spine surgery program may suffer from significant pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling due to degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal tumor, or traumatic injury.
We offer a broad spectrum of advanced therapeutic options performed by experienced, fellowship trained experts in the field of spinal surgery. Surgeons in the Department of Neurosurgery also work closely with colleagues in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Anesthesiology Pain and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to ensure that each patient receives optimal surgical or medical therapy for their spine problem.
Surgical treatment options may range from outpatient minimally invasive procedures such as discectomy, laminotomy, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty to minimally invasive fusion and artificial spinal disk surgery in addition to more complex surgeries including multi-level instrumentation and fusion for traumatic fracture stabilization, spinal deformity correction, and resection of tumors. Each therapy is custom-tailored to suit the individual patient’s specific condition. With such a broad array of treatment options, the program takes pride in its ability to provide comprehensive care in a compassionate and informed manner.