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Spine Center

The Nebraska Medical Center Spine Center is committed to helping patients suffering from spinal disorders from around the region including patients from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Missouri. The Spine Center specialists utilize state-of-the-art software to detail a patient’s medical history and recent diagnostic tests. The information is placed in the hands of the surgeon prior to each patient visit, allowing the physician to properly evaluate and consider each individual case. With this information the doctor may recommend an immediate office visit or, in some cases, other diagnostic tests and relevant treatments.

If alternative testing or treatment is recommended by the physician, the nurse case manager works directly with the patient to schedule and coordinate the physician’s recommendations. At all times, the nurse case manager will remain in contact with the patient’s primary care provider.

The Nebraska Medical Center Spine Center specialists diagnose and treat simple and complex spinal disorders. Our multidisciplinary team consists of neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management physicians, and rehabilitation services. The collaboration of physicians and health-care professionals enables the Spine Center to provide the best care for patients with neck or back disorders and pain.

Common conditions treated at the Spine Center:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma to the spine and back
  • Neck fractures
  • Osteoporosis fractures
  • Spinal injections
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spine fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease

Common spine surgery procedures include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar diskectomy
  • Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar laminectomy
  • Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar fusion

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with the Spine Center please call the Spine Center nurse case manager at 800-922-0000.

UNMC Physicians - Neurological and Spinal Surgery

  • Kenneth A. Follett, MD
  • Daniel L. Surdell, MD
  • William Thorell, MD
  • Michele Aizenberg, MD

Private Practice Physicians - Neurological Surgery, Inc

  • John D. Hain, MD
  • George M. Greene, MD
  • Ric Jensen, MD

UNMC Physicians- Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery

  • Chris Cornett, MD