Neurosurgical Spine Service

Neurosurgical Spine Service

The Neurosurgery Spine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers surgical treatment options for the entire spectrum of complex spinal disorders, treating the most challenging cases in the world.
Request an appointment

Contact a Clinical Access Nurse: 617-726-2937


Access to Specialized Spine Surgeons

Neurosurgery Spine surgeons at Mass General perform surgeries on the full range of degenerative, traumatic, oncologic, vascular and congenital conditions of the spine. Our spine surgeons are technically versatile in all aspects of decompression surgery as well as reconstruction of the spine.

Each surgeon in our program has an area of specific subspecialization, focus, and interest within spine surgery. This includes nerve and spinal cord compression syndromes, peripheral nerve entrapment, intradural spine and nerve sheath tumors, tumors affecting the spinal column and scoliotic deformities of the spine.

Read More About the Patient Journey

Surgery at Mass General: What to Expect from Our Surgical Team

What to Expect

Patient Process

Prior to Your Visit
Our goal is to treat every patient with personalized care. Helping us understand your situation before your first visit helps us ensure that we can provide you with personalized care for your unique situation.

Know Your Insurance Provider
Learn about your insurance coverage and limits, and bring your insurance cards and referrals to your visits. Depending on your treatment, you may need additional authorizations or referrals during the course of your care. Our financial counselors are available at (617) 726-2192 to help answer any questions, and you can visit to see a list of insurance policies we accept.

Send Your Imaging
You will need to mail us a CD of all of your recent scans. Reviewing your scans before your first visit helps us determine the best course of action for your treatment.

You can mail your scans to:

Neurosurgical Spine Service
Wang Ambulatory Care Center 745
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114

Your First Visit
In most cases, your first visit will be a consultation with your doctor and nurse to discuss your condition. We encourage patients to bring friends and family with them to these consultations. A good support system can go a long way in helping emotionally and mentally during the journey.

Depending on the doctor, you may be introduced to a nurse practitioner (NP). The NP will partner with you for the duration of the process, from the consultation all the way through post-operation visits.

Post-Operation Visit
You will have a series of post-operation appointments with your doctor and NP. During these visits, we will examine progress and you will receive information on managing your condition after your appointments end.


What is the wait time between an initial phone call and an appointment?
The waiting time can be up to six weeks, but this changes depending on the severity and urgency of your condition.

Where do I mail my scans before my appointment?
Neurosurgical Spine Service
Wang Ambulatory Care Center 745
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114

What kind of insurance do you accept?
You can view the full list of all accepted insurances at


Make an appointment today



Conditions We Treat

  • Acute spinal cord injury
  • Basilar invagination
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical radiculopahy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Chiari malformation
  • Chin-on-chest deformity
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Cranio-cervical instability
  • Flat back deformity
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Metastatic spinal tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Scoliosis 
  • Spinal Arteriovenous malformations
  • Spinal cord astrocytoma
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal cord ependymoma
  • Spinal cord tumors 
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal hemangioblastoma
  • Spinal meningioma
  • Spinal schwannoma
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Traumatic fractures of the spine


Neurosurgical Spine Service
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
745 15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-2937

Fax: 617-724-3484

  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Handicapped Accessible


Request an appointment

Contact a Clinical Access Nurse: 617-726-2937

Back to Top