I may not be your typical spine surgeon. I am personable, interactive, and enjoy spending a considerable amount of time getting to know my patients. I want to understand you as a person, so I can understand how your spine problem affects your life. I want to make the right recommendation for you as an individual, not just for your spine.
In contrast to most surgeons, I focus first on trying to find a non-surgical option for my patients. I am lucky enough to have some of the best spinal injection specialists and pain management doctors in the country as my partners. Most of the patients I see have a problem that we can solve with a simple treatment or injection rather than surgery. If surgery is necessary, I strive to perform the least invasive, smallest "footprint" operation that will best treat your injury and improve your recovery.
Although I am sorry that you have to come see me (or visit my website) because of your back pain, take comfort in the fact that we have so much more to offer to solve your pain successfully than any other time in history. In many cases, we are achieving results comparable to total joint replacement surgery.
Please have a look around my website. I hope it helps you learn more about my practice philosophy and qualifications, and understand more about your spine.
— Paul Slosar, M.D.