Washington University neurosurgeons are widely recognized as leaders in the treatment of disorders of the spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.
Washington University’s multidisciplinary approach allows for highly coordinated and effective treatment of the entire spectrum of disorders of the spinal cord. Drawing on the expertise of the university’s nationally recognized physicians and neurosurgeons, and leveraging the most advanced technologies and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, our spine experts create an individualized path for each patient that results in quicker recovery times.
Conditions we treat
- Idiopathic scoliosis (infantile, juvenile, adolescent, adult)
- Neuromuscular scoliosis (muscular dystrophy)
- Syndromic scoliosis (occurring from Marfans, Ehlers-Danlos)
Treatments for Spinal Injury and Disorders
The spinal neurosurgeons at Washington University employ the most advanced techniques, ranging from minimally invasive approaches that allow for quicker recoveries, to robotic-guided surgery that provide the best outcomes. Our advanced treatments include:
- Minimally invasive surgeries: using smaller incisions and allowing quicker recoveries
- Robot-assisted surgery: increasing surgical accuracy and improving outcomes
Our spine surgeons are equally skilled in treating straightforward spinal disorders, such as herniated discs and neck and back pain, as well as complicated disorders such as C1-2 instability and tumors of the spine. Because of their deep expertise, they receive patient referrals from spine surgeons at other hospitals across the country.
For conservative care and the non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, our spine surgeons collaborate with physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiatry services, and pain management. The Spine Division is associated with The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, providing world-leading rehabilitation services for patients with spinal disorders.
Spine Journey Guide
Access and download the Spine Journey Guide to learn about what happens before, during, and after surgery.