Treating Spinal Tumors

It’s estimated that 10,000 Americans develop primary or metastatic spinal cord tumors each year. Treating spinal tumors can vary based on the type of tumor and symptoms experienced. A spinal tumor is defined as a growth that develops inside the spinal canal or inside the bones of the spine. These tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous and are primarily one of two types,

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a great option for many patients. As opposed to open spine surgery, it can be faster, safer, and require less time for recovery. This type of surgery also limits the size of the incision and utilizes a microscopic video camera to gain access to the patient’s spine.

While minimally invasive spine surgery has been around since the 1980s,

Video: Innovative Technology at Nebraska Spine Hospital -The O-Arm

Dr. Phillips talks about new innovative technology offered at Nebraska Spine Hospital including the O-Arm. For more spine tips and information like us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NESpineHospital

The spine hospital has been a great addition to our community and to our region. The spine hospital has specialty nurses that make it great.

All About Scoliosis

June is all about being outdoors, summer fun, and scoliosis. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month?

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults, but occurs most frequently in children during their last growth spurt before puberty.

Meet Our Doctors

With National Doctors’ Day just around the corner, we wanted to compile all of our surgeon’s education and achievements in one place. Read all about our surgeons below and don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.

Timothy Burd, MD

Timothy Burd, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital.

Back Pain In Kids

While back pain is incredibly common in adults, back pain in kids isn’t. Kids’ spines are much more resilient and flexible than adults’ since they haven’t endured years or wear and tear. That being said, it’s still incredibly important to understand more about back pain in kids and the common causes.

Back Pain In Younger Kids

Compared to adults and older children,

Eric D. Phillips, MD

Eric Phillips, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. He cares for patients with a wide range of back pain conditions and spinal diseases. His interests include minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgeries, work place injuries, artificial disc replacement, spondylolisthesis, and complex medicolegal evaluations, disk herniation, spinal [...]

John W. McClellan III, MD

John W. McClellan, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital. He treats pediatric and adult spinal patients. Dr. McClellan has special interest in adolescent lumbar stress fractures, lumbar surgery outcomes and surface area and its role in post operative stability. He performs surgeries for disk herniation, spinal tumors, [...]

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