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Spine care

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.


Spine surgeons in Sanford, Florida

At HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital's Spine Care Center, our team is committed to providing comprehensive care for your back and neck pain.

Our spine and orthopedic specialists offer a wide range of surgical treatments to help you recover from your spinal condition and get back to your active lifestyle. Our back surgeons often use minimally invasive procedures to treat spine conditions, which can offer benefits such as short recovery times and minimal scarring.

Spine conditions we treat

Many spine conditions can cause back and neck pain. We provide treatment for the following conditions:

  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Facet osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphotic deformities
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic spinal fractures

Our spine treatments and services

The spine surgeons at our center will partner with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your specific needs.

Diagnosing spine conditions

Our orthopedic team is dedicated to providing excellent spine and orthopedic care, and that starts with an accurate diagnosis. Back pain is a very common condition, and chronic back pain is pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives.

Left untreated, back pain may be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. So if you are experiencing chronic or intense back pain, you should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.

Spine surgery

Some spine conditions can be treated with medication, physical therapy and lifestyle changes. Other spine conditions may require surgery. Our spine surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat spine conditions.

Spine surgeries we provide include:

  • Cervical and lumbar fusion
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
Robotic spine surgery

Our spine surgeons treat patients using minimally invasive robotic surgery. Our robotic spine surgery system offers our surgeons a 3D virtual tool that allows them to preplan the procedure. Once the custom surgical plan is in place, our surgeons use the robotic surgical system to help them throughout surgery.

The surgeons control the robotic system during surgery. The robotic system translates the surgeon's movements into tiny movements inside the body. This allows us to perform complex operations using small incisions with great precision and accuracy.

Benefits of robotic spine surgery include:

  • Fast recovery
  • Fewer scars
  • Reduced pain
  • Small incisions

Spine surgery rehabilitation

At The Rehabilitation Center, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation to help patients recover from spine surgery. Our inpatient rehab program offers patients specialized therapies in a therapeutic environment.

Multidisciplinary spine care

The Spine Care Center's multidisciplinary team works together to help you recover from your spine condition.

Members of our spine care team

Members of our spine care team include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Critical care nurses
  • Diagnostic testing technologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physical, occupational and rehabilitation specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Spine nurse navigator
  • Surgical floor registered nurses
Spine nurse navigator

At the Spine Care Center, we ensure each patient receives the best care possible, from preoperative to postoperative care coordination.

Our spine nurse navigators help each patient by working with our spine specialists to develop comprehensive and personalized care plans. Our spine nurse navigators serve as a point of contact for patients having spine surgery.

Some of the services the spine nurse navigators provide include:

  • Addressing any patient questions and concerns
  • Facilitating the necessary appointments to physician clinics
  • Following up with patients post-surgery
  • Participating in inpatient care at the hospital
  • Providing personalized education about procedures

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