Here are 25 spine practices to know going into 2023:
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1. Advanced Disc Replacement Spinal Restoration Center (Beverly Hills, Calif.). Advanced Disc Replacement Spinal Restoration Center was founded by Todd Lanman, MD. The practice is reportedly the first in California to use the Emsculpt electromagnetic therapy system for muscle rehabilitation.
2. American Center for Spine and Neurosurgery (Libertyville, Ill.). The American Center for Spine and Neurosurgery specializes in minimally invasive techniques, serving more than 4,000 patients from around the world.
3. Austin (Texas) Integrative Spine. Austin Integrative Spine is led by Marcella Madera, MD, the only surgeon in central Texas trained on Joimax's minimally invasive technologies and one of few in the country to offer biologic treatments using a patient's own cells for healing.
4. Buffalo Spine Surgery (Lockport, N.Y.). Buffalo Spine Surgery is led by Andrew Cappuccino, MD. The practice serves members of the Buffalo Bills NFL team and Buffalo Sabres NHL team.
5. Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center (Atlanta). Emory is the official sports medicine provider for several athletic teams in the state. The practice operates several locations, including an ASC and its inpatient spine hospital.
6. Huffman Clinic (Napa, Calif.). Huffman Clinic was founded and is led by Jason Huffman, MD. He is a recognized leader in minimally invasive micro-decompression, advanced minimally invasive spinal fusion and fusion alternatives, including disc replacement and dynamic stabilization, according to the practice's website.
7. Inspired Spine (Burnsville, Minn.). Inspired Spine specializes in fluoroscopic minimally invasive spine surgery for enhanced patient outcomes. It operates six locations in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Texas and Illinois.
8. Kenai Spine (Soldotna, Alaska). Kenai Spine is the only spine practice in Alaska to be credentialed by spinecenternetwork.com, a national listing of credentialed spine centers. The practice was founded in 2011 by Craig Humphreys, MD, who has performed more than 5,000 spinal surgeries in his 25-year career.
9. MountainView Spine Center (Louisville, Colo.). MountainView Spine Center is operated by Joseph Morreale, MD. The practice specializes in disc replacement and endoscopic spine surgery.
10. NeuroSpine (Eugene, Ore.). NeuroSpine was founded in 2006 by Catherine Gallo, MD, and Christopher Miller, MD, to bring the Southern Willamette Valley a specialized clinic for neurosurgical spine care. The practice includes the Two Rivers Surgery Center.
11. Norton Neuroscience Institute (Louisville). Norton Neuroscience Institute is part of Norton Healthcare and has more than 75 specialists. The center treats patients in the Louisville and southern Indiana regions.
12. Oklahoma Spine Hospital (Oklahoma City). The Oklahoma Spine Hospital was built in 1999 as one of the nation's first physician-owned spine specialty hospitals.
13. Resurgens Spine Center (Atlanta). Resurgens Spine Center is part of Resurgens Orthopaedics. It has 12 spine surgeons and 10 physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, a spokesperson said in an email to Becker's.
14. Sierra Regional Spine Institute (Reno, Nev.). Sierra Regional Spine Institute has two surgeons who use a multidisciplinary team approach to spinal treatment. James Rappaport, MD, founded the practice.
15. Sinkov Spine Center (Las Vegas). Sinkov Spine Centeris operated by Vladimir Sinkov, MD, who specializes in minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Sinkov has more than 10 years of experience and opened the practice in 2020.
16. Spine Institute of Arizona (Scottsdale). The Spine Institute of Arizona includes four orthopedic and spine surgeons and has six locations throughout the state. The practice was founded by Edward Dohring, MD.
17. Spine Associates (Houston). Spine Associates is led by Richard Francis, MD, who is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform an artificial disc replacement and robotic-assisted spine surgery. The practice has a second location in Beaumont, Texas.
18. Spine Institute of Louisiana (Shreveport). The Spine Institute of Louisiana has six physicians on staff who perform a variety of spine procedures, including revision spine surgery and sacroiliac joint fusion. The practice is often involved in the testing of new spine surgery devices for product manufacturers and the FDA.
19. Spine Institute of Idaho (Meridian). Spine Institute of Idaho was founded by and led by Samuel Jorgenson, MD. He has two physiatrists and four physician assistants on staff.
20. The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas (Pearland and Lake Jackson). The Spine Institute of Southeast Texas is operated by Thomas Jones II, MD. He treats conditions including spinal stenosis, herniated discs and kyphosis.
21. Spine Surgery Associates (Oklahoma City). Spine Surgery Associates was originally founded in 1993 by James Odor, MD, as Spine Surgery, Inc. The practice's name changed in 2021 after onboarding Fadi Nasr, MD. Services include artificial disc replacement, laser spine alternatives and minimally invasive surgery.
22. Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center (Pittsburgh). Steel City Spine operates three locations in Pennsylvania providing services including artificial disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery and micro-invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
24. Total Spine & Brain Institute (Brandon, Fla.). Total Spine & Brain Institute is led by Tien Le, MD, a dual fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who was the first surgeon in Tampa and Hillsborough county to perform robotic-assisted spine surgery using the Mazor X platform.
25. Watkins Spine (Marina del Rey, Calif.). Watkins Spine is led by Robert Watkins III, MD, and Robert Watkins IV, MD, two nationally renowned board-certified orthopedic surgeons. The practice is a popular destination for professional athletes and is home of the Back Doctor app, which features guided workouts aimed at relieving low back and neck pain.