Here are five spine practices to know:
American Center for Spine and Neurosurgery (Libertyville, Ill.): The American Center for Spine and Neurosurgery is staffed by Jonathan Citow, MD, Juan Alzate, MD, and Bradley Bagan, MD, who have a combined 60 years of experience in spine and neurosurgery. The practice serves thousands of patients from around the world each year.
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates (Charlotte, N.C.): Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates is the largest independent practice in the U.S. with 35 surgeons. The practice serves 230,000 patients each year.
Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists (Fort Worth, Texas): Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists has three locations in Texas and eight surgeons. Spine services include artificial disc replacement and lumbar fusion.
Nebraska Spine Hospital (Omaha): The Nebraska Spine Hospital is a physician-led specialty hospital and the only Spine Center of Excellence in the region. It is a joint venture between Omaha-based CHI Health; Nebraska Spine Holdings, and Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates.
Spine Institute of San Diego: The Spine Institute of San Diego specializes in minimally invasive treatment for various spine conditions. The practice is staffed by Ramin Raiszadeh, MD, Paul Kim, MD, and Jeffry Mercado, MD.