Whenever possible, the UT Southwestern Spine Center team of specialists attempts to treat neck, back, and spine conditions conservatively, without surgery. We share the same goal as our patients: to alleviate the debilitating impact of spine-related conditions and a return to activity as quickly as possible.

When surgery is necessary, however, our skilled team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons uses the most sophisticated techniques and technologies to help ensure the highest level of quality and safety for our patients. Patients recovering from spine surgery can also benefit from working with UT Southwestern’s highly skilled Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an alternative to traditional “open” surgery for some patients who require spine surgery for conditions of the back, neck, and spine.

Because minimally invasive spine surgery involves only small incisions, patients experience fewer complications – as well as less pain, tissue damage, and blood loss – and recover more quickly than those who undergo open spine surgery.

Advances in surgical technologies and techniques mean that UT Southwestern Medical Center’s spine surgeons can offer minimally invasive options for a growing number of procedures that were historically major surgeries.

Conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive spine surgery include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal fractures
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal-column tumors
  • Infection

Other Surgeries

Our surgeons are expert at all spine surgeries, including:

  • Complex reconstructive surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Discectomy
  • Disc replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Corpectomy
  • Osteotomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Clinical Trials

UT Southwestern conducts clinical trials aimed at improving the surgical treatment of neck, back, and spine conditions. Talk with your doctor to see if a clinical trial is right for you.

Meet Our Experts

UT Southwestern Spine Center surgeons include:

Mazin Al Tamimi, M.D.
Carlos Bagley, M.D.
Kevin Gill, M.D.
Wayne Gluf, M.D.
Mohammed Khaleel, M.D.
Kevin Morrill, M.D.
Bryan Wohlfeld, M.D.

Learn more about the Spine Center team.

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a spine surgeon at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.