5 spine practices to know


Here are five spine practices to know:

Boulder (Colo.) Neurosurgical & Spine Associates: Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates is a part of Boulder (Colo.) Community Health. The center has several neurosurgery specialists, including Kara Beasley, DO, one of the only dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world, and Alan Villavicencio, MD, one of only a few surgeons in the U.S. with dual neurosurgery and orthopedic spine training. 

Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists (Livonia, Mich.): Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists was founded as a general orthopedic practice in 1963 but expanded over the years to include spine services. The practice was one of the first in Michigan to add the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform for advanced spinal surgery.

Microspine (Scottsdale, Ariz.): Microspine was founded and operated by Issada Thongtrangan, MD. He treats several spine conditions, including collapsed disc, lumbar degenerative disc disease and scoliosis.

Norton Leatherman Spine (Louisville, Ky.): Norton Leatherman Spine is the spine center of Norton Healthcare. The center is named after Kenton Leatherman, MD, the first orthopedic surgeon in Kentucky to specialize in spine care and the first doctor in the state to repair scoliosis surgically.

The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles: The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles is led by Brian Gantwerker, MD. Dr. Gantwerker specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, degenerative diseases and spinal cord injuries.

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