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, California 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
board-certified 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
image-guided surgery. Because the center draws upon the expertise of several
specialties, it 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 offers advanced techniques, including minimally invasive
spinal procedures, motion preservation surgery, to very complex vascular
and tumor spine surgery, as well as reconstructive deformity correction
Hector W. Ho, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon.
Learn more about the
St. Jude Heritage Spine Center.