10 spine surgeons to know

Spine Leaders

Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:

Robert Banco, MD. Boston Spine Care Group. Dr. Banco has been honored as a top doctor by Boston Magazine since 2018. He's an associate clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Peter Bono, DO. Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons (Southfield). Dr. Bono received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and completed his residency at Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Botsford General Hospital. His specialties include herniated disc surgery, spinal stenosis and spine disorders.

Tim Burd, MD. Nebraska Spine and Pain Center (Omaha). Dr. Burd is an orthopedic spine surgeon focusing on adult degenerative spine care and pediatric injuries. He received his medical degree from Omaha-based Creighton University School of Medicine and completed residencies at Columbia-based University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics and St. Louis-based Shriners Hospitals for Children.

William Bruck, MD. Carrell Clinic Spine Center (Dallas). Dr. Bruck specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, along with athletic spine injuries. He's a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society.

Thomas Cartwright, MD. KSF Orthopedic Center (Houston). Dr. Cartwright specializes in treating spine problems that come from trauma or degenerative disease. His interest in medicine was sparked when he had a job restocking anesthesia carts at Houston Northwest Medical Center as a teenager.

Gregory Gebauer, MD. Advanced Orthopedic Center (Port Charlotte, Fla.). Dr. Gebauer joined Advanced Orthopedic Center in 2010. He's involved with several professional organizations, including the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Patrick Hsieh, MD. Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). Dr. Hsieh directs the neurosurgery spine program at Keck. His research interests include spinal oncology, spinal deformity and minimally invasive surgery.

Naresh Patel, MD. Mayo Clinic (Phoenix). Dr. Patel is a spine and neurosurgeon with interests including spinal cord and nerve root decompression, spinal reconstruction and brain tumors. He has received multiple awards including the Patient's Choice Award and America's Best Physicians Award.

Henry Pool, MD. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates (Greensboro, N.C.). Dr. Pool's special interests are in complex spinal surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia and completed his residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Anuj Singla, MD. University of Virginia Health (Charlottesville). Dr. Singla specializes in pediatric spine surgery with clinical interests including scoliosis, spinal deformity, spinal stenosis and spine trauma. He received his medical degree from Nagpur, India-based Government Medical College and completed a residency at Mumbai, India-based KEM Hospital.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Surgeons are listed in alphabetical order. To nominate a surgeon for future lists, please contact Carly Behm at cbehm@beckershealthcare.com.

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