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Get back to life with back surgery

Get back to life with back surgery

New Patient Appointment Request

If you are a new patient, please complete the below information to request an appointment with one of our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. One of our staff members will contact you within two business days. If you are a current patient trying to schedule an appointment, please call your healthcare provider's office.


Note: This form does not guarantee you an appointment and should not be used for emergency or same-day requests.

Our orthopedic spine specialists may recommend back or neck surgery if your pain is caused by bone overgrowth or bone spurs from osteoarthritis, or disc problems such as degenerated, bulging, herniated, ruptured or slipped spinal discs.

Riverview Health offers four types of back and neck surgery:

  • Disc replacement surgery —implants an artificial disc between two of your vertebral bones
  • Herniated disc surgery (discectomy)—removes the herniated part of an intervertebral disc
  • Laminectomy—removes part of your bone to enlarge the spinal canal and relieve pressure on nerves in the spine
  • Spinal fusion surgery—permanently connects two vertebrae

Depending on your specific back or neck problem, treatment may be an open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure, taking about 1–3 hours. Many of these procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis. Larger fusion-type procedures typically involve a two-day hospital stay following surgery to aid in recovery.

Learn about back and neck surgical procedures that may be right for you. Call us today at 317.565.0505 to request an appointment or complete an appointment request form.