Advanced Treatment of Spinal Disorders

As the region’s leading spine surgery provider, the Shore Medical Center Advanced Spine and Orthopedic Institute provides effective treatment for spinal injuries, chronic back and neck pain and other disorders of the spine, including:

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbosacral and Intervertebral Spinal Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis & Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections

Shore Medical Center is proud to be Certified by The Joint Commission for Disease Specific Care for Spine Surgery.

To earn this distinction, a disease management program undergoes an extensive, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. The program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program’s processes, the program’s ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff. Shore's Spine Program provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment and care of spinal disorders. The program coordinates an exceptional team of specialists from the departments of neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, anesthesia and prosthetics.

Board certified physicians and specially trained nurses work collaboratively and seamlessly with psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and other affiliated healthcare professionals to deliver exceptional neurological care.

Neck & Spine Surgery Education Program


Free neck and spine surgery educational sessions take place on the second Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Shore Medical Center, 2nd Floor Surgical Pavilion Conference Room.

Anyone undergoing or considering neck or spine surgery, along with their caregivers and family members is encouraged to attend at least two weeks before the scheduled procedure. Shore Medical Center physicians and staff members from surgical services, preadmission testing, physical therapy and nursing units share information about spine anatomy, preadmission testing, processes during the day of the surgery, inpatient information, physical therapy and rehabilitation and post-surgical care at home.

To schedule an appointment, call 609/653-4600. Press option 2.

Diagnostics & Treatment


Effective treatment of spinal injuries, chronic pain or other disorders of the spine begins with a complete evaluation and precise diagnosis to determine the source of each patient’s symptoms and condition. Shore Medical Center's Spine Program patients are thoroughly evaluated by a physician, often utilizing sophisticated neuroradiological and other advanced electrodiagnostic techniques, to determine whether he or she is a candidate for surgery and/or other non-surgical care.

The Spine Program's approach ensures an evaluation that effectively addresses the unique healthcare the needs of each individual patient.

Conditions Treated:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis

Treatments:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Discography
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Fusions (anterior and posterior)
  • Microsurgery of the brain and spinal cord
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Spinal reconstruction