Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery
Spinal surgery accounts for more than 50% of neurosurgical practice and all neurosurgeons are well trained in this field. In addition, the Department of Neurosurgery is proud to have several faculty experts in the area of complex spinal instrumentation, including Dr. Patrick Jacob. The UF Spine team performs virtually every type of spinal decompressive and reconstructive surgery. Disorders treated include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc disease, spinal tumors, spinal cord tumors, craniocervical junction anomalies, fractures, and a variety of degenerative spinal diseases. The UF team has helped to develop and perfect a variety of spinal techniques. Recent developments include minimally invasive spinal surgery (frequently performed on an outpatient basis), morphine pumps for benign pain, baclofen infusion pumps for spasticity, and computer guided spinal surgery.
Over 1000 spinal surgery cases are performed annually by our faculty.
- Cervical Herniated Disc Information
- Lumbar Herniated Disc Information
- Minimally Invasive Spine Information
- Scoliosis and Kyphotic Deformities Information
- Spinal Fractures Information
- Spinal Stenosis Information
- Spinal Cord Tumors Information
- Spinal Cord Injury Information
- If you’ve had spine surgery here is a guide to your postoperative care
- Patient safety is a priority at Shands Health Care. Our goal is to ensure all medical care is delivered in the safest environment possible. Please read A Patient’s Guide to Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infections
- Please contact Dr. Jacob for more information.