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Spine Center

The Vanderbilt Spine Center provides innovative non-surgical and surgical treatments for back and neck pain, sciatica and other spine conditions. Our specialists work together to find the best treatment path for you and to give you the expert care and support you deserve. Our team has been recognized for high quality spine surgery care and outstanding patient experience. 

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Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of conditions that cause back and neck pain, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Amir M. Abtahi
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4.4

Amir M. AbtahiMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity
Richard A. Berkman
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4.7

Richard A. BerkmanMD

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Christopher M. Bonfield
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4.7

Christopher M. BonfieldMD

    Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Craniofacial Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
Ross L. Dawkins
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4.8

Ross L. DawkinsMD

    Brain Tumor/Cancer, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Raymond J. Gardocki
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4.4

Raymond J. GardockiMD, BS

    Adult Degenerative Spine Conditions, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics, Outpatient Spine Surgery, Spine
Jacob P. Schwarz
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4.3

Jacob P. SchwarzMD, FAANS

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
David J. Kennedy
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4.7

David J. KennedyMD

    Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopaedics, Pain Management, Back, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Spine, Sports Medicine
Stephen M. Schaaf
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4.5

Stephen M. SchaafMD

    Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine, Sports Medicine
Byron J. Schneider
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4.5

Byron J. SchneiderMD

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine
Narendra K. Singh
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4.6

Narendra K. SinghMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, Spine
Aaron J. Yang
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4.8

Aaron J. YangBS, MD

    Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management, Back, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Adult, Rehabilitation, Geriatric, Spine
Angela L. Hatchett
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4.8

Angela L. HatchettAPRN

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Kayla M. Hines
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4.6

Kayla M. HinesP.A.C, MSPAS

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine
Caitlin E. Owen
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4.5

Caitlin E. OwenPA

    Orthopaedics, Spine
Barrett J. Raburn
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4.7

Barrett J. RaburnMSPAS, PA

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Ryan T. Raburn

Ryan T. RaburnPA

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Niki Reese

Niki ReesePA

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive, Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
Susan E. Stephens
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4.7

Susan E. StephensMSN, APRN

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Disorders, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
Amanda H. Wright
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4.6

Amanda H. WrightP.A.C

    Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Spine, Spine, Comprehensive
John M. Corey
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4.7

John M. CoreyMD

    Cancer pain, Chronic Back Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Medicine
David A. Edwards
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4.9

David A. EdwardsMD, PhD

    Anesthesiology, Cancer Pain Management, Cancer pain, Chronic Back Pain, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management
Puneet Mishra
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4.8

Puneet MishraMD, BS

    Chronic Back Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine
Christopher M. Sobey
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4.8

Christopher M. SobeyMD

    Anesthesiology, Chronic Back Pain, Complex Region Pain Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management
Jeremy T. Walker
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4.8

Jeremy T. WalkerMD

    Anesthesiology, Chronic Back Pain, Complex Region Pain Syndrome, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Interventional Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management
Joseph G. William
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4.4

Joseph G. WilliamDO, MPH

    Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rebecca Ognibene

Rebecca OgnibenePT

    Physical Therapy, Spine

Why Choose Spine Care at Vanderbilt

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Physical therapists, pain experts, neurologists, orthopaedists, orthopaedic surgeons, oncologists, anesthesiologists and other specialists on our team work together to help you decrease or eliminate pain and improve your quality of life.

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    Recognized care

    BlueCross BlueShield named us a Blue Distinction Center for high quality spine surgery care. And Becker’s Healthcare included us on its list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs. 

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

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. And, unlike any other spine center in the region, we carefully track how our surgical patients are doing years after treatment. We use the information we gather to improve how we care for patients every day.

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    Superior outcomes

    On average, our patients report significant improvements in pain, general health and quality of life a year after surgery. Our Spine Care Quality and Outcomes Lab's ongoing research shows us factors that influence patient outcomes This leads to improved safety and mental and physical health for our patients.

  • camera phone, cell, iphone, Telehealth
    Telehealth

    We can offer specialty care through a simple video consultation with your doctor. This means you have access to a Vanderbilt specialist, close to home.

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    Bundled payment

    You may be eligible for MySpineHealth if your employer participates in the Vanderbilt Spine Center surgery bundle program. MySpineHealth coordinates and bundles all the services needed for a successful spine surgery and recovery. It ensures appropriate care can result in a faster return to life and work. We streamline your experience with the help of a personal patient navigator, and we make your healthcare costs transparent and predictable. Please check with your employer’s human resources department to see if MySpineHealth is an available healthcare benefit.

Locations

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204
1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
2201 Children's Way, Suite 1221
Nashville, TN 37212
4534 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
980 Professional Park Dr., Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040
800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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