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
“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
Lars Anker, MD
Hector W. Ho, MD
Eric Lin, MD
Medical Director, Spine Program
Bradley Noblett, MD
Medical Director, Neurosurgery