Spine surgeons are physicians who receive special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, which includes problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine), and low back (lumbar spine).
Mercy's innovative Spine Endeavor Program offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to resolving intractable back problems. Our spine surgery experts provide a complete array of the latest spinal surgeries, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, to treat such ailments as:
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumber Spine Disorders
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Kyphosis or vertebrae compressed or weakened by osteoporosis
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Failed Back
Read What Our Patients Tell Us:
"He Stuck with Me"
Robert C. is a former tennis professional who developed severe back problems, and, he says, had essentially given up on life.
That is, until he found Dr. Victor Katz at Mercy Medical Center.
Robert had been to many doctors about back troubles.
"They all thought I was nuts," he says about going from office to office, with each doctor giving him different information about what was ailing him.
But Dr. Katz, he says, saw that there was something else going on, and took the initiative to go the extra mile to help.
"He never gave up on me," says Robert, "And after he performed surgery on my back, it was amazing the difference he made. He believed in me , stuck with me and gave me back my life."
"The hospital was amazing," says Robert. "I used to be a professional athlete and had money, and the best insurance you could buy, but that cannot compare to the professionalism, care, and compassion the staff at Mercy Medical Center showed me."
"Not only Dr. Katz, but the nurses, the Congregation, everyone from top to bottom showed me such compassion and care, that it almost brings me to tears speaking about it."
"A year and a half ago, I was depressed and in tears over my condition, but after meeting Dr. Katz and having the experience I had a Mercy, it definitely changed my life. They dedicate all their time to their patients, and I tip my hat to everyone there, because I don't know how they do it, the care couldn't have been better."
"I receive Mercy's newsletters, and see the awards that Mercy Medical Center receives, and I have to say I'm not surprised. Mercy is a wonderful establishment and the staff there made my stay in the hospital very comfortable."