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Northwestern Memorial’s integrated Spine Center uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders.


By making use of cutting-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Memorial Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries

Northwestern Memorial’s experts in the field direct the course of treatment and management of routine disorders of the spine.

The Spine Center works with the departments of:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery

It also works with the divisions of:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology

This provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to managing diseases of the spine. Such an approach is critical because eight out of 10 Americans will be affected at some point in their adult lives by diseases and disorders of the spine.

With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, most spine problems can be managed without surgical procedures. However, when surgery is required, the Spine Center is able to deliver highly-skilled surgical expertise to the treatment of these disorders.

Spine Fellowships

Northwestern's Spine Center Team also offers two comprehensive Spine Fellowships in adult spine disorders for qualified candidates:
Individuals interestd in the Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship program should contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Tom Weber, at 312-926-1626.
Individuals interested in the Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship program should contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Deborah Drobny, at 312-694-7810. 


For additional information about the Spine Center or to schedule a consultation, please call 877-926-4664.

Last UpdateFebruary 19, 2014


To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.