When you come to UC Irvine Health for back pain and spine problems, you receive some of the very best care in the world. Here’s why:
Pioneering spine surgery
The first West Coast robot-assisted spinal surgery was performed by UC Irvine Health spine specialists. Our surgeons teach other surgeons around the world the techniques they have perfected.
Our robotic guidance system enables us to perform any spine surgery, no matter how complex, with greater accuracy, less pain and less radiation. Our patients also experience faster recoveries.
The system includes a computerized work station that allows us to use highly sophisticated imaging of a patient’s spine and customize a surgical plan tailored to each patient’s anatomy, then plot precisely—to within one millimeter, or 1/25th of an inch—the location to make incisions and place implants. The surgeon then uses the robotic guidance arm to carry out the pre-operation plan.
UC Irvine Health spine specialists are routinely selected to teach their colleagues around the world on the state-of-the-art treatments they have developed and perfected. They also share their research and knowledge in books and industry publications.
What all of this means is the best care for you, grounded in the latest research and cutting-edge technology.
We diagnose and treat all conditions affecting the spine, including:
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- Adult and pediatric deformities
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Neck pain
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine trauma
- Spinal tumors
Our patients benefit from the close collaboration of the area's most skilled spinal surgery experts. Our team members include:
Neurosurgical spine surgeons
Our neurosurgeons have advanced training and experience in all types of spine and spinal cord tumor surgeries. They are experts in advanced microsurgery, image-guided surgery and more.
Our neurosurgeons are:
Orthopaedic spine surgeons
Our orthopaedic surgeons have been repeatedly recognized by their peers for their excellence and innovative approach to the care and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. They are pioneers in spinal surgery, performing the West Coast’s first robot-assisted spine surgery, using the innovative SpineAssist® surgery system.
Our orthopaedic surgeons are:
Our collaborative radiology team uses the most advanced imaging and diagnostic technology to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the spine. Surgeons rely on radiologists to guide them through complex procedures.
Our interventional neuroradiologists are: