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Spine Program

About Our Program

Your back is, literally and figuratively speaking, the center of your body. As such, even minor back pain can impact virtually every aspect of your daily life.

At Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, our spine surgeons and back pain specialists understand how debilitating back pain can be. Therefore, we strive to give you every option to conquer your back and spine problems and return to an active, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Our neurosurgeons and physiatrists believe in making a concerted effort to fix your back using conservative treatment before trying surgical repairs. And, if you do need surgery, our spinal neurosurgeons are experts at minimally invasive techniques that can help drastically reduce your recovery time.

For more information on treatments for back and spine pain and spinal disorders, please call (602) 406-3181.

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The Barrow Difference

Convenient Online Second Opinions

We are one of the only medical facilities in the country to offer second opinions entirely online, saving you the time and cost of mailing us your medical records. Learn more about spine second opinions at Barrow.

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Neurosurgical Knowledge

The bones of your spine surround and protect one of the largest and most complex neurological structures in your body—your spinal cord. Spinal neurosurgeons undergo an intensive, 7-year training program that intimately acquaints them with the brain, spinal cord, and the bony structures surrounding them.

In addition, most of our spine surgeons have undergone additional fellowship training focused on the treatment of rare and complex spinal disorders or minimally invasive spine surgery.

Conservative and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

We realize that the prospect of surgery on your back can be scary. At Barrow, our spine surgeons realize this, and they, along with our expert care team, will work closely with you to determine if your back problems can be resolved without surgery.

Our spine surgeons have one of the largest bodies of collective experience with minimally invasive spine surgery in the Southwestern United States.

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I was nervous about the surgery, but I just felt I was in good hands. Dr. Porter is an extremely great doctor. He’s very smart, he had great recommendations, he speaks all over the world, he’s on top of all the things to do, and I think he’s a very calming person too.

Jim McLean Barrow Spine Patient
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I’m very thankful for Dr. Snyder and very thankful for Barrow. Having the surgery done and feeling how I feel today, it’s just priceless.

Hope Terry Barrow Spine Patient
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It’s a testimony to just how skilled and talented Dr. Uribe is. I just felt emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and physically so much better.

Rebecca Lester Barrow Spine Patient



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Educational Videos

Herniated Thoracic Disc Surgery Explained

Herniated Thoracic Disc Surgery Explained

Juan Uribe, MD, explains the surgical treatment for a herniated thoracic disc…
Robotic Spine Surgery Explained

Robotic Spine Surgery Explained

Spinal Neurosurgeon Dr. David Barranco explains how robotic spine surgery can help…
Robotic Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

Robotic Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

Watch as Barrow spinal neurosurgeons use the most advanced robotic surgical technology…

Surgical Video

Dr. Uribe: XLIF Spine Surgery

Dr. Uribe: XLIF Spine Surgery

Watch as Dr. Juan Uribe uses XLIF spine surgery to repair a…
OLIF Spine Surgery

OLIF Spine Surgery

Watch as Dr. Randall Porter performs an oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF)…

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