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For My Spine Condition, Should I See a Neurosurgeon or an Orthopedic Surgeon?

03/31/2016
For My Spine Condition, Should I See a Neurosurgeon or an Orthopedic Surgeon?

It can be very helpful to have the perspective of both — which is why the St. Jude Heritage Spine Center brings together board-certified neurosurgeons and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons to offer patients the best advances from each specialty.

The only practice in Orange County to take this comprehensive approach to back and neck care, the Spine Center’s specialists hold bi-weekly conferences to discuss individual cases and share the expertise of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.

By combining the expertise of these two separate, but related fields, patients benefit from a collaborative approach to diagnosis and treatment, which can be particularly helpful with difficult or complex conditions.

“Each of us brings to the table the best clinical advances and improvements within our specialty,” explains Eric Lin, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. “Together, we offer a unique skill set that addresses all aspects of spinal disease and injury; ensuring patients receive the right level of care no matter what their diagnosis.”

The Spine Center’s innovative multidisciplinary approach also includes boardcertified interventional neuroradiologists and radiation oncologists as well as experienced physical and occupational therapists who specialize in evidence-based therapies for neck and back conditions.

By bringing these skills and capabilities together, the Spine Center provides the entire spectrum of treatments, from non-surgical therapies to state-of-the-art imageguided surgery. Because we draw upon the expertise of several specialties, we can create a more individualized and comprehensive plan of care for each patient.

“From the surgical perspective, the Spine Center through our expert surgical specialists offer advanced techniques, including minimally invasive spinal procedures, motion preservation surgery, to very complex vascular and tumor spine surgery, as well as reconstructive deformity correction surgery,” says Hector W. Ho, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE RIGHT DOCTOR JUST GOT EASIER.

Raed Ali, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
(714) 446-5200

Lars Anker, MD
Neurosurgery
(714) 734-3120

Hector W. Ho, MD
Neurosurgery
(714) 734-3120

Eric Lin, MD
Medical Director, Spine Program
Orthopedic Surgery
(714) 446-5200

Bradley Noblett, MD
Medical Director, Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
(714) 734-3120

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