Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, Chief of Service
Robert Heary, MD, Director
The Spine Center offers experienced care in all types of disorders of the spine including: trauma, with or without an associated spinal cord injury; tumors (both metastatic and primary spine and spinal cord tumors); degenerative disorders, such as spinal stenosis, herniated disks, spondylolisthesis, and 'failed back'; deformity surgery; infections; inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis; and reoperation for previously unsuccessful spine surgeries.
The faculty is fellowship trained in both neurological and orthopaedic surgery and works in coordination with a wide variety of specialists and sub-specialists. Particular expertise is available in the application of image-guided, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including microendoscopic discectomy.
Along with the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, the program is involved in a ground-breaking spinal cord injury study of the effectiveness within 14 days of injury of treated autologous white blood cells in restoring function.