True to Twin Cities Spine Center’s more than 70-year history of advancing spine care, one of its spine surgeons recently became the first in the Twin Cities to use Mazor X, a robotic-assisted surgical system that combines preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance to help surgeons perform operations for individuals needing spinal instrumentation for fixation or stabilization.
Comprehensive Gender Care: University of Minnesota Health Initiative Supports Patients throughout Transition
Gender transition is a difficult journey with goals that are different for each patient. University of Minnesota Health providers offer transgender and nonbinary patients the resources they need, including counseling, surgical care and adolescent services.
Collaborative Neurosurgical Care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Improves Patient Outcomes
The three-neurosurgeon team at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers expert surgical care for brain and spinal cord disorders. Their success is founded on trusted and established partnerships with colleagues across a multitude of pediatric disciplines.
Cranial vault remodeling is the gold-standard treatment for craniosynostosis, a condition characterized by premature fusing of the bones in the skull. At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Robert Wood, MD, Associate Medical Director for Craniofacial Services and pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgeon, has pioneered a novel blood management protocol that greatly reduces the need for perioperative blood transfusions.
From the most complex limb reattachments following a trauma to the simplest mole removals, North Memorial Medical Center’s plastic and reconstructive surgery team delivers comprehensive care to the Upper Midwest and beyond.
Offering multiple national and international clinical trials, University of Minnesota Physicians Heart’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program extends hope for prolonged life and enhanced quality of life to patients throughout the Midwest and beyond.
Researching options for quality patient care is a daunting task; attempting to understand the cost of that care is even more difficult.
The strength and flexibility of the spine is central to quality of life, but age, disease and degeneration take their toll. Nearly eight of every 10 people will experience back problems. Historically, back treatments have focused on controlling pain. Today, when conservative, nonoperative therapies fail, advances in spine surgery offer improved options not only to control pain but also to improve postoperative recovery and preserve patient mobility.