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Neurosciences


Spinal Neurosurgery Program

When back or neck pain is keeping you from living life to the fullest, minimally invasive spine surgery at South Florida Baptist Hospital may be your answer. With quicker recovery and less scarring than traditional surgery, you can look forward to being pain free and returning to your normal activities sooner. The Spine and Neck Surgery Services at South Florida Baptist Hospital are designed to get you to a pain-free life and include:

Surgical and nonsurgical treatments for:

  • Bulging discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint disease
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
  • Disc tears
  • Slipped discs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Our highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons performing advanced, minimally invasive procedures to alleviate back and neck pain are:

  • Philip Henkin, MD
    Neurosurgery
  • Chukwuka Okafor, MD
    Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Donald Sachs, MD
    Neurosurgery

We offer the following benefits for your spine surgical experience:

  • Minimally invasive spine and neck procedures offering less scarring, a quicker return to normal activities and pain alleviation
  • Coordination of presurgical and postsurgical needs including insurance benefits, home health care and rehabilitation
  • Modern surgical suites and recovery units staffed by teams of caring, patient-focused experts in imaging, surgery and recovery

It’s painless to learn if minimally invasive spine surgery is right for you. Call (813) 757-1200 for more information or for a referral to one of our board certified spine surgery physicians. We also encourage you to register online for a class or event.



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