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Adult Spinal Deformity

The Vanderbilt Adult Spinal Deformity Program cares for patients 18 years and older with spinal deformities. Our goals are to reduce your pain, increase your physical functional ability and, when appropriate, restore normal spinal alignment. We provide physical therapy, injections and medications, as well as specialized surgeries for even the most complex cases.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Amir M. Abtahi

Amir M. AbtahiMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity
Christopher M. Bonfield

Christopher M. BonfieldMD

    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Craniofacial Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Jacob P. Schwarz

Jacob P. SchwarzMD, FAANS

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Byron F. Stephens

Byron F. StephensII, MD, MSCI

    Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cervical Spine, Neurologic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Surgery, Spine
Scott L. Zuckerman

Scott L. ZuckermanMD, MPH

    Cervical Spine, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Surgery, Spine

Why Choose Vanderbilt to Treat Adult Spinal Deformity

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Our care team – from operating room technicians to anesthesiologists to surgeons to floor nurses – specializes in spine care. Our surgeons have the fellowship training and expertise to handle everything from common surgeries to the most complex. This includes addressing problems caused by prior surgeries.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    For the most complex cases, two experienced surgeons on our team take the lead together. This collaboration reduces blood loss and complications, and shortens your time in the operating room. It also enhances your recovery time.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.

  • health, heart, badge, Veterans care, community support
    Superior outcomes

    On average, our patients report significant improvements in pain, general health and quality of life after treatment.

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Long-term follow-up

    Unlike any other spine center in the region, the Vanderbilt Spine Center carefully tracks how our patients are doing, even years after surgery. We use this information to improve how we care for future patients.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best health decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to give you an informed opinion.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Medication management
  • Braces
  • Physical therapy, including water-based physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Pain blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal stimulators


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204
1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
Today's hours:7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 309
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Today's hours:7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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