SpineMost people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. For some individuals, surgery is the best option for relieving their symptoms. At University of Utah Health Care, we have nationally recognized neurosurgeons who are experts in treating spine and back disorders. Combined with the expertise of our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, the spine surgery program at University of Utah Health Care is the most comprehensive in the region, offering both pre and post-operative care.

We treat all types of spine and spine-related disorders—from the more common to the most complex. We specialize in upper, mid, and lower back pain; spinal deformity; and scoliosis. We also have experts that treat spine fractures, spinal cord injuries, and tumors of the spine.

Procedures

  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Dynamic stabilization
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Lumbar disc replacement/ arthroplasty
  • Microscopic spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Motion preservation surgery

Conditions

  • Back pain
  • Degenerative spine/vertebral conditions
  • Disc pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Revision and reconstructive spine surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Spine decompression
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine fusion
  • Spine pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine/spinal cord tumor
  • Spine/spinal cord trauma
  • Spondylosis

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Erica Bisson specializes in complex spine surgery with a focus on cervical disease (neck pain) , spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and degenerative spinal conditions (neck and back pain). Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Uni... Read More

Robert Bollo, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Robert Bollo specializes in pediatric neurosurgery: Epilepsy surgery, Brain tumors, spine surgery, Spinal cord tumors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hydrocephalus.Dr. Bollo completed his undergraduate study at Harvard University before receiving his MD degree at Boston University School of Medicine Magna Cum La... Read More

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Andrew T. Dailey, MD specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma, and Neuro Critical Care. He treats patients suffering from spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and cervical degenerative disease. Dr. Dailey originally came to the University of Utah in 1998, but left after five yea... Read More

Robert S. Hood, M.D.

Robert S. Hood, MD is the second-ever resident of the Department of Neurosurgery and has since returned as faculty in September 2010. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Hood built a reputable career in private practice and was well-known for his skill in minimally invasive spine surgery and overall patient car... Read More

Specialties:

Neuro Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Locations:

Clinical Neurosciences Center (801) 585-6065

Joel D. MacDonald, M.D.

Joel MacDonald specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.... Read More

Mark A. Mahan, M.D.

Dr. Mahan specializes in complex peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery and neurologic reconstruction for diseases such as spasticity, spinal cord injury, nerve injury and stroke.

Dr. Mark Mahan is a neurosurgeon ... Read More

Fumisuke Matsuo, M.D.

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from n... Read More

Sara McEvoy, M.P.A.S.

Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous few years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. She has a strong interest in academic research and is... Read More

Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A. is a neurosurgeon with specialized expertise in spine surgery and neuro-oncology. His main clinical focus is on management of patients with tumors and injuries to the spine and spinal cord. In addition, because of his expertise in minimally invasive and endoscopic surgica... Read More

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-7575
University Orthopaedics Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map
(801) 587-7109

Other Locations

Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Map
(801) 234-8585
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Map
(801) 213-4500