The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is discovering more and more ways to treat the spine and save spinal cord and nerve function.
A leader in the area of spine surgery, UPMC orthopaedic surgeons perform more than 1,500 spine surgeries each year to treat spine, neck, and back conditions.
Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary care model offers support services from all areas — from a Level I Trauma Center to referral to physical therapy and rehabilitation.
And, because our surgeons are fellowship-trained in the area of spine surgery with many years of experience, they perform numerous corrective measures on some of the most challenging cases.
Our groundbreaking team is consistently uncovering new knowledge and breakthroughs. They have received national and international awards for their work. Areas of focus include:
Our orthopaedic surgeons are experts in treating everything from complex traumatic injuries, to back surgeries for chronic pain, and congenital (inherited) and acquired (not genetic o r inherited) spinal conditions.
If left untreated, these conditions can lead to back pain, leg pain, numbness, loss of movement (mobility), and more.
Conditions we treat include:
Our primary goal is to offer the safest, most effective treatments available. We work to develop new ways to deliver treatments that are less invasive and require less recovery.
UPMC’s orthopaedic surgeons are committed to using minimally invasive techniques, where appropriate, to treat a variety of spine, neck, and back conditions, such as:
Our spinal surgery experts offer a long list of treatments, including:
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryKaufmann Medical Building 3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 1010Pittsburgh, PA 15213412-687-3900
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