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Spine Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery at Fisher-Titus

Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic have a clinical affiliation that provides world-class spine surgery services to area residents through a program called Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery at Fisher-Titus. 

The spine surgery program is led by Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Don K. Moore, M.D. Dr. Moore provides a wide range of the latest spine surgery techniques for conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and a variety of back and neck disorders. Dr. Moore’s experience, expertise and utilization of the Cleveland Clinic Spine Surgery protocols offer quality outcomes consistent with the success of our nationally recognized Spine Center.

Listen to Dr. Moore talk about the positive impact Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Spine Surgery program has on patients.

When to Consider Spine Surgery

Did you know that over 90% of back and neck problems can be resolved without surgery? Nonsurgical treatments include anti-inflammatory medications, ice, heat, spinal injections and physical therapy. Surgery is only needed in a small percentage of cases.

If you’ve begun having pain and mobility issues, seek help from a primary care doctor first who can assess your condition and recommend the best plan of action.

If you have ongoing back and neck issues with mobility and pain, then the question “do I need surgery?” has crossed your mind at some point.

Spinal pain can range from dull, constant aches to sudden, sharp pains making it difficult to move. Causes can include: arthritis, scoliosis, herniated discs, injury, stenosis and other conditions including the normal wear and tear that comes with aging.

However, If this has been an ongoing condition where you have sought non-surgical treatments and your pain continues to be severe or persistent, seek an evaluation with a spine surgeon.

It is normal to feel anxious about this decision, which is why it is especially important to gather all the information about your care that you will need for your evaluation. You will want to provide the spine surgeon with all your past test results (MRI, EMG, X-ray), history and previous treatments, and other physician notes to assist the surgeon in properly determining if spine surgery is the next step.

Be an active participant and decision-maker in your care.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Back, Neck and Spine Care

While for some people surgery is the first and only option for certain spine issues, as a general rule, back and neck conditions tend to be treated conservatively up to the point of surgery. To support the spine surgery program, Fisher-Titus offers a full range of services, including pre-admission testing services before surgery; expertise from its surgical support team during surgery; high-quality inpatient rehabilitation; and home-based services and outpatient physical therapy after surgery to help patients in their recovery.

Our goal is to provide options that ensure that patients with spine problems get the treatment they need quickly, efficiently and easily without leaving our local community. Using the links below, read more about the care teams that come together to deliver Simply Smarter Spinal Care.

Spinal Conditions Treated

To support the spine surgery program, Fisher-Titus offers a full range of services, including the latest diagnostic imaging technology; pre-admission testing services before surgery; expertise from its surgical support team during surgery; high-quality inpatient rehabilitation; and home-based services and outpatient physical therapy after surgery to help patients in their recovery. We offer treatment of the following conditions:

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis and or Coronal Instability