Spine and Brain Care

Our Approach

One in four people experience back or neck pain. At Fairview and HealthEast, you’ll find both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for back or neck pain. When surgery is your best option for nerve, brain, and spine disorders, our experienced team can help. Our neurosurgeons are trained in the latest technology and maintain the most rigorous standards for surgical patient care.

Our neurosurgeons can address herniated discs, fractures, degenerative spine conditions related to arthritis, and other conditions producing neck or back pain. When you choose us, you’ll have access to innovative approaches and procedures, including minimally invasive techniques and computer-assisted intraoperative stereotactic navigation. These approaches allow for smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays — and often result in faster recovery, less pain, and better outcomes.

Our clinicians can identify the right treatment option for you, and should you require a surgical procedure, our care team can support you through a full recovery.

Conditions we treat

  • Acute and chronic low and upper back pain
  • Arm and leg pain
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Brain tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative spine conditions, including arthritis
  • Disc conditions, including herniation, degeneration, and overuse 
  • Fractures
  • Kyphosis and lordosis
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve root injuries
  • Peripheral nerve (carpel tunnel, unlar nerve entrapment)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal ateriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis


Our neurosurgeons specialize in comprehensive care for back and neck surgeries. We collaborate with our partners for spinal injections, physical therapy, or chiropractic care to meet all of your non-invasive conservative care needs.

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Baclofen pumps
  • Cranial surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Diskectomy
  • Facetectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Minimally-invasive spinal surgery
  • Pituitary tumor surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Spine tumor surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Spinal fusion surgery (anterior, posterior and cervical)

Other Interventions

  • Injections
  • Spinal blocks
  • Dorsal column stimulation

For Fairview patients: If you are having spinal fusion surgery, be sure to view our online neck/back fusion surgery class.

For HealthEast patients:  You can either attend an in-person class or view our video to help you prepare for lumbar fusion surgery.

Care Team