Here are five spine centers to know:
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Allegiant Spine Institute (Las Vegas): The Allegiant Spine Institute has performed more than 25,000 minimally invasive procedures, more than 10,000 major spine procedures and more than 60,000 interventional spine procedures. The practice also has a surgical center accredited by the Joint Commission.
Envision Spine Surgery (New York City): Envision Spine Surgery is led by Jian Shen, MD, PhD, a board-certified surgeon known as a leader in endoscopic spine surgery and disc regeneration. His other specialties include myelopathy and spinal stenosis.
Metropolitan Neurosurgery (Coon Rapids, Minn.): Metropolitan Neurosurgery was founded in 1980 and is one of the few independent neurosurgical groups in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas. In addition to treating patients, the practice's four neurosurgeons conduct research and participate in conferences.
Spine Wellness Center (Westport, Conn.): Spine Wellness Center is affiliated with Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare. The center has a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain specialists, behavioral health specialists, neurologists, physical therapists, exercise physiologists and nutritionists.
Texas Back Institute (Plano): The Texas Back Institute was founded in 1977 and specializes in minimally invasive techniques. The practice integrates spine care with academic research through its fellowship program and by participating in FDA clinical trials.