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Spine Institute

Abrazo West Campus is proud to partner with the spine specialists at Abrazo Spine Institute for advanced spine care and spine surgical options. Types of conditions we treat include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal oncology
  • Cervical myelopathy/radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Spinal instability

Abrazo Spine Institute surgeons who specialize in spine conditions are nationally recognized for their excellence and expertise in spine surgery. Our comprehensive approach to back surgery includes:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion/decompression
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Fracture stabilization
  • Spinal tumor resection

Back Surgery – Choosing Your Surgeon

The possibility of spine surgery can be frightening for patients. Therefore, your choice of a surgeon is especially important. Our surgeons have world-class training, top-notch surgical skills and an understanding that surgery is a last resort. As part of our community built on care, we also value the importance of bedside manner and how we treat patients and their families.

Our Spine Surgery Providers

Shyam M. Shridharani, MD and Kenneth A. Hood, DO trained at spine surgical training centers including the Mayo Clinic and University of California—San Diego. They currently train resident surgeons and are often asked to teach and train other surgeons throughout the United States. Treatment options are always carefully considered and thoroughly discussed between the patient and the care team in order to find the most appropriate, least invasive, patient-centered, solution. Surgical techniques such as spinal microsurgery or minimally invasive spine surgery are used to treat spinal disorders of the:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (mid-back)
  • Lumbar (low back)

Both Drs. Shridharani and Hood are committed to excellence in patient care and always put their patients first.

Learn more about our providers by selecting the links below:

Kenneth A. Hood, DO
Shyam M. Shridharani, MD

Spine Surgical Treatment

Some of the spine surgical treatment options we offer for back and neck pain include:

  • Microdiscectomy – a minimally invasive procedure for removing disc material that has herniated or moved to an abnormal location, causing pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves, or spinal nerve roots.
  • Spinal fusion – a surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.
  • Spinal decompression (laminectomy) – a surgery that creates space by removing the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal, which enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves, or nerve roots.
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive surgical procedure to stabilize a spinal compression fracture.
  • Spine fracture and spinal cord injury – non-invasive, minimally invasive or invasive procedures to decompress and stabilize spinal fractures and treat spinal cord injury.
  • Deformity spinal surgery – surgery involving both spinal fusion and instrumentation to improve the alignment of the spine for those with scoliosis or kyphosis.
  • Spine cancer surgery – surgery for decompressing the spinal cord and nerves and stabilizing the spine.
  • Anterior Cervical Surgery – surgery for decompressing the cervical spinal cord or nerves through the front of the neck.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – surgery performed with specialized instruments and techniques.

We are conveniently located at:
1325 N. Litchfield Rd., Ste 125
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 623-242-1231
Fax: 623-242-1232

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