Treating Spinal Deformities and Disorders in Adults and Children
SLUCare fellowship-trained spinal surgeons are experts in treating spinal deformities and disorders, and in reconstructive surgery of the spine.
From diagnosing curvature of the spine in adolescents to treating geriatric degenerative diseases of the spine, SLUCare provides comprehensive back and neck care for children and adults. We offer the latest surgical techniques for both trauma-related and degenerative spinal problems, using treatments ranging from small "keyhole" incisions on discs to major reconstruction of the spine.
We also treat a spectrum of spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries and are among the St. Louis region's most experienced doctors treating Level I spinal injuries.
Conditions We Treat
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal infections
- Spinal tumors
- Metastatic cancers of the spine
- Compression fractures
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Herniated disk (cervical radiculopathy)
- Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy)
- Degenerative disk disease
Relief Without Surgery
SLUCare spine surgeons work collaboratively across specialties, coordinating care to help patients manage their back and neck pain. Often, that means helping patients find relief without surgery. Treatment options may include physical therapy, activity modification, medication or injections. Our team will help you create a plan that fits your needs and your lifestyle.
Whatever your diagnosis or choice of treatment, you can count on your SLUCare team for compassionate, supportive care that eases your symptoms and helps to restore your quality of life.
SLUCare Spinal Surgeons and Specialists
Aki Puryear, MD (Pediatrics)
Angela Tripp, MD (Non-surgical Orthopedic Treatment)
SLUCare Spinal Surgery Office LocationsOrthopedic Center at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - South Campus 1755 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63104 314-256-3850 See Map
SLUCare Orthopedic Surgery Clinic at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis 1031 Bellevue Avenue Suite 280 A Richmond Heights, MO 63117 314-977-1050 See Map