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Einstein was one of the first medical centers in the area to perform minimally-invasive spine surgery. Our comprehensive spine center is led by a Top Doc and has been designated a Blue Distinction Center, a recognition of our track record of quality care. Our spine surgeons are fellowship-trained and board-certified.
Access to an entire network of specialists. Your treatment includes surgical and non-surgical options. If you have any other health problems that could be affecting your spine, we will diagnose and treat your co-occurring conditions, allowing you to achieve the best outcome.
Coordination with pain management and rehabilitation.We coordinate your orthopedic care with pain management and physical therapy options, including services at MossRehab, the area’s only nationally top-ranked rehabilitation facility which offers spine-trained physical therapists.
Challenging cases, advanced techniques. Our team is capable of handling the most challenging cases, including trauma, tumors of the spine and revisions to prior, failed surgeries. Our surgeons use leading techniques, including osteobiologics, which spares the patient an additional incision, and bloodless-surgery for patients wanting to avoid blood transfusions.
Minimally invasive surgery. Surgery with smaller cuts, allowing for less pain and faster recovery. Often performed as an outpatient procedure.
Discectomy. Removal of herniated disc.
Microdisectomy. Discectomy with a smaller cut, allowing for less tissue damage and, usually, a same-day procedure.
Minimally Invasive Laminectomy. Surgery to remove part of the vertebra called the lamina.
Minimally Invasive Spinal fusion. Surgery to connect vertebrae in your spine.
Cervical artificial disc replacement. An artificial disc inserted between vertebrae after a patient’s disc has been removed. This surgery is an alternative to using bone graphs, plates or screws.
XLIF, or Extreme lateral lumbar interbody. Techinque of fusing the spine from the side, rather than the front or back.
Adult Scoliosis. Curvature of the spine caused by degenerative changes or spine problems carried over from childhood that may be genetic.
Non-surgical treatments to reduce or eliminate pain.
Herniated disc. When the soft matter inside a disc pushes through the hard exterior. Also called a slipped or ruptured disc, disc herniation may cause pain or numbness in the arm or leg - or may cause no pain.SciaticaArm painNeck pain Back painAmbulatory dysfunctionAdult scoliosisSpinal stenosisSpondylolistesis - Stress fracture of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column.Arthritis and other degenerative diseasesOsteoporotic compression fracture
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Einstein Medical Center PhiladelphiaWillowcrest Building, 4th Floor5501 Old York Road Philadelphia,PA 19141
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John A. Handal, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopedics
Eric A. Williams, MD, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
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