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Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery at Methodist Medical Center

Physicians at Methodist Medical Center use the most advanced techniques to provide surgical relief to patients experiencing back or neck pain. These include minimally invasive surgery techniques that result in fast recoveries, less postoperative pain and fewer complications. Our goal is for you to get back to doing the activities you love as quickly as possible.

Methodist Medical Center is recognized as a BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center+ for our comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, low readmission rates and fewer repeat operations1.

Our Spine Center performs more than 350 elective spine surgeries each year, and 99% of our elective spine surgery patients go directly home after surgery. 

When to See a Doctor

Back or neck pain alone typically isn’t a neurosurgical problem, but it may be a symptom if a serious spine condition if you’re experiencing pain that leads to:
  • Numbness, weakness in one or both legs, feet, or toes
  • Numbness, weakness in one or both shoulders, arms or hands
  • Foot drop
  • Pain radiating  down one or both of your arms or legs
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Spinal injuries and diseases

Spine Surgery Consultation

Spinal Injuries and Diseases

If you’re experiencing back or neck problems that prevent you from enjoying every day life, Covenant Health has highly qualified surgeons who treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Click below to learn more about your spinal condition and treatment options:

Orthopedic surgical options at Methodist include kyphoplasty, which is used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine. 

Spine Health Information Resources 


1Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.