Spine Surgery

UVA Spine Surgery - Neurosurgeons

Neurosurgeons are instrumental in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, and in fact, over half of all surgeries performed by neurosurgeons are for spine disorders and injuries. Our spine surgeons provide intensive education to patients, and maintain close working relationships with referring physicians by keeping them apprised of their patients’ initial visits, hospital stays, and follow-up visits.

Our Team of Experts

Our spine specialists include neurosurgeons Michael Catalino, Juan SardiMark Shaffrey, Justin Smith, Dennis Vollmer and Chun-Po Yen.

We continue to use innovative technologies, including for navigation and robotics and personalized spinal implants.  We are invited to participate in many major national spine clinical trials, which gives patients access to treatment options not offered anywhere else in our region. Our clinical research has resulted in leading national studies that show positive outcomes of various types of spine care and surgical approaches. 

Contact Us for More Information

Click on their links for individual contact information, or please feel free to call our general number (434) 924-2203 (Local) or 1-800-362-2203 (Toll free) and our UVA spine surgery staff will help you.

We have Advanced Practice Provider clinics every day of the week with immediate availability to see patients without any imaging in advance.  Many of our surgeons can also make a slot available within a week when referral, or imaging studies, indicate that urgency.

Spine Disorders

Spinal disorders scoliosis imageinclude: degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated or degenerative disc disease, instability due to arthritis, trauma, scoliosis, spina bifida, osteoporosis, fractures and spinal cord tumors.

Our multidisciplinary approach is designed to address all spine care needs for each patient, and when possible we will recommend more conservative options based on our wealth of experience and patient disposition.

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