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Orthopaedic Spine Center

Our multi-disciplinary Spine team uses non-operative therapies and advanced surgical techniques to treat all spine conditions and disorders. We want to get you back to doing the things you love.
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Orthopaedic Spine Center

COVID-19 UPDATE

To comply with current federal and state regulations regarding COVID-19, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has canceled all clinics and canceled all surgeries except those deemed urgent.

The Spine Service has halted non-urgent in-person visits and converted all visits where possible to virtual visits or phone calls. If you have an urgent orthopaedic problem that needs immediate attention, please contact our office (see below) and we will do our best to schedule an appointment for you. All patients will be screened on the phone and upon entering clinics for recent travel, symptoms of a cold [such as fever, chills, body aches, malaise, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, shortness of breath], or any known contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Providers will then determine the best course of action for patients who screen positive for COVID-19 concerns.

All patients (new or established) can make a virtual visit appointment or phone call with our providers. Call 617-724-8636 if you would like an appointment. If your call is not answered, please leave a message with the answering service, and one of our administrative assistants will be in touch.

New patients must register (1-866-211-6588) before an any appointment can be made. And you must enroll in Patient Gateway in order to have a virtual visit.

We want you to know that the Orthopaedic Spine Service providers and their staff remain with you and your family during this COVID-19 emergency. We are all available to answer/address any concerns you may have.

Unfortunately, we do not know when hospital operations will return to normal to reschedule postponed surgeries and clinic visits. We will notify you as soon as possible. Until then follow federal, state and CDC guidelines. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all proceed together through this COVID-19 situation.


The Spine Center delivers:

  • Compassionate, patient-centered care
  • A multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including surgeons, physiatrists, pain specialists and advanced practitioners, to ensure your treatment is tailored for your needs
  • Non-operative treatment options and the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, to get you back to your active lifestyle

What to Expect

During your initial appointment, our team will perform a complete evaluation. Some tests may be necessary at that time, including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

Based on the findings, an initial diagnosis will be made. Then we will develop an individualized treatment plan to address your unique set of conditions and lifestyle goals. We bring together the clinical professionals with the most appropriate skills to deliver your care.

National Leader in Spine Surgery

Mass General is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Blue Distinction Centers are healthcare facilities recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care.





Patient Resources

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Patient Guide

Patient Guide

Step-by-step guidance: our spine team, spine anatomy, preparing for surgery and more.

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Video Animations

Video Animations

See video animations for common spine conditions and treatments.

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Pain Guide

Pain Guide

Read about safe practices when taking pain medication and non-drug pain relief methods.


Patient Stories

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