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Spine Surgery

St. Joseph's Hospital Tampa: Treatment & Relief of Upper and Lower Back Pain

The spine is made up of multiple components. In addition to the spinal cord itself, which is housed and protected by the vertebrae, the spine also consists of intervertebral disks, ligaments, and spinal nerves. Injuries, over-exertion, age-related degeneration and other factors can cause abnormalities to develop in the spine, which may affect the spinal cord or the spinal nerve roots.

Take a free online health risk assessment to find out if you may be at risk for developing a spine disorder.

St. Joseph's Hospital offers a wide range of spine surgeries for conditions like herniated disks, bulging disks, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, and degenerative disk disease. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology and the most innovative surgical techniques, we are able to offer patients relief from debilitating conditions of the cervical spine (neck and upper back) and lumbar spine (lower back).

Dr. Gabriel Gonzales-Portillo, board-certified in neurological surgery, brings a vast amount of experience and expertise to the award-winning Stroke & Neuroscience Program at St. Joseph's Hospital. Spine surgeries we offer include:

  • Complex spine surgery
  • Decompression surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Surgery for cervical disk herniations
    • Anterior cervical interbody fusion
    • Diskectomy
    • Endoscopic diskectomy
  • Surgery for lumbar disk herniations
    • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Spinal cord tumor surgery
    • Spine surgery for cavernoma
    • Surgery for spine cancer/neoplasms
  • Spinal Instrumentation and fusion
  • Spinal stenosis surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

For more information about the neurology services offered at St. Joseph's Hospital, please call (813) 870-4000 to find a physician near you.


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