Our Multidisciplinary Approach
The multidisciplinary team at the USC Spine Center of Keck Medicine of USC provides solutions for the varied and complex clinical problems that are associated with the neck and back. Our surgeons in orthopaedic surgery and neurological surgery work together with physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, radiologists, psychologists and physician assistants, taking a team approach to diagnose and treat back and spine issues. Together, our experts are able to customize each patient’s treatment plan with his or her specific needs and condition in mind.
The USC Spine Center of Keck Medicine of USC is led by Co-Directors John C. Liu, MD, and Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, both of whom are leaders in the field of spine treatment and research and bring an unmatched level of experience to our center.
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We have an experienced group of spine surgeons who are accomplished in performing minimally invasive and the most complex spine surgery procedures. Our doctors are recognized as leaders in the field, appearing in U.S. News & World Report, Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Doctors” and Best Doctors.
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Unique to the USC Spine Center is true comprehensive, coordinated care. We provide diagnostic testing, pain management, psychological counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a wide variety of surgical procedures such as microdiscectomy, cervical and lumbar spine fusion and artificial disc replacement.
We also offer advanced diagnostic testing and treatment plan design for patients experiencing high acuity conditions such as spine tumor and advanced spine deformities. Our team of specialists will collaborate to determine the best approach of care for every patient.
Additionally, our spine specialists are dedicated to developing new techniques and instrumentation for spine surgery. We also participate in clinical trials that assess the best treatment regimen. Our goal is to develop new and effective approaches to alleviate spine and back pain for our patients.
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The USC Spine Center has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for its expertise in delivering specialty care.