In 1911, Columbia professor and orthopedic surgeon Russell A. Hibbs performed the first spinal fusion surgery for paralytic scoliosis. Since then, the spine experts at Columbia Orthopedics have continued to develop and apply innovative therapies backed by the latest clinical and basic science research to treat and heal disorders of the neck, upper back, and lumbar spine.
Our world-class physicians specialize in surgical and non-surgical treatment of spinal deformities, acute injuries, and degenerative conditions of the spine. Using the most sophisticated diagnostic tools, in-depth clinical experience backed by the latest research, and advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, our specialists create personalized treatment plans for patients suffering from all manner of conditions.
Many spinal conditions respond well to non-surgical treatments and our providers work closely with specialists in pain management, physiatry, and rehabilitation to develop the best possible treatment plan for every patient. When surgery is indicated, our team utilizes innovative and proven techniques that seek to reduce operative time, improve outcomes, and minimize surgical intervention.
Our surgeons operate at The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, and, as faculty members of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, they incorporate the latest research and academic thinking into patient care.
Every patient is unique, and our dedicated team of medical professionals designs treatment programs to fit the individual needs of each patient. Whether he or she has a common spine condition or required complex reconstructive surgery, our goal is to provide education that will enable the patient to choose the best possible treatment option.