The Denver, Colorado Swedish Medical Center spine experts care for an average of 90 spine surgeries per month, providing patients relief from their back and neck pain.
With our seasoned nursing staff and our fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility, Swedish provides a team approach supporting our spine physicians in the operating room, physicians' offices, post- and pre-operative care providers and rehabilitation specialists.
Spine surgeries are performed by spine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons. These experienced specialists evaluate your condition and decide on a personalized course of action for you. From tried-and-true procedures to newer treatments such as artificial disc spine surgery and minimally invasive lumbar fusion operations, they focus on offering their patients the latest in pain relief options while minimizing recovery time and loss of flexibility.
Kathy Miller, RN, is our Operating Room spine team leader. She manages the staff and equipment for each surgery and ensures surgeons are well equipped and supported by experienced OR nurses.