Spine Surgery Institute at TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna, Tennessee

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TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center's Spine Surgery Institute is a dedicated spine care program designed for patients to receive the latest diagnosis and treatment options for back and neck pain while remaining close to home. As a patient at the Spine Surgery Institute, you receive individualized care from our highly trained, board certified physicians along with a dedicated team of nursing and rehab personnel, discharge planners, pain management specialists and a spine care coordinator. Our spinal team will guide you every step of the way and ensure a comprehensive approach exploring all options available to maximize your spine health, including noninvasive care, advanced technology, and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Nonsurgical spine care treatment

Nonsurgical treatment of the spine, sometimes referred to as “conservative” treatment, refers to any treatment or therapy not involving surgery. Our orthopedic care specialists can resolve many back and neck issues using nonsurgical means.

Some forms of nonsurgical spine treatment options include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is important for patients with conditions affecting the spine and/or neck. Rehabilitation can help you avoid surgery, but it is also important after an operation. It can help you regain function by using exercises focused on specific areas, such as gait training and strength building.

A physical therapist may consult with you before discharge from the hospital. They will also work with your doctor to determine if other treatments - such as heat, ultrasound, spinal traction, electrical stimulation, spinal manipulation or aqua therapy - can help.

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs)

An ESI is an injection of steroid and anesthetic into an area of inflamed nerves in the back. The anesthetic acts to block the pain while the steroid works to reduce inflammation.

Facet joint injections

Spine specialists use facet joint injections to verify the location and source of pain. These injections can also be used to reduce inflammation or offer long-term relief.

Pain management

A pain management specialist may prescribe medications to help patients manage spine pain without undergoing surgery. A physical therapist may also teach you techniques to help you manage pain and strengthen your back.

Types of spine surgery we perform

Our hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat any condition affecting the spine, but surgery is never our first choice. We will first discuss other treatment options first, ranging from physical therapy to the use of assistive devices.

In cases where advanced surgery is needed, we will use minimally invasive techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our dedicated spine specialists are trained in advanced equipment for spine care, enabling us to achieve improved patient outcomes and the most effective treatments possible.

Robotic-assisted Spinal Surgery

For some patients, navigational robotic-assisted spinal surgery may be a treatment option. With advanced technology, our spine surgeons can perform a variety of spine surgeries through tiny incision which results in less scarring and a quicker recovery because there is less trauma to the body.

The robotic-assisted surgery puts the surgeon’s hands at the controls of a robotic platform so refined that even the most complex, delicate procedures are performed through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

Types of Robotic-assisted Spine Surgery

  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Direct Lumbar Interbody Fusions (DLIF)
  • Cervical Posterior Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy

How does Robotic-assisted Spinal Surgery Work?

Each patient will take a preoperative CT scan at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. This CT scan will allow the surgeon to make a personalized surgical plan for each patient based on his or her anatomy. The preoperative CT scan along with the intraoperative CT, and x-ray imaging allows the spinal surgeon to visualize a patient’s anatomy in real-time during the robotic surgery.

During surgery, the robotic arm guides the surgeon based on the patient’s personalized surgical plan to the accurate location for screw placement.

The navigation component of the robot allows the surgeon to see where their instruments are located in real time despite small incisions. This translated to a much safer procedure with smaller incisions.

Directions to our spine institute

We are located in Smyrna, Tennessee, near the intersection of Interstate 24 and Sam Ridley Parkway intersection. Our address is:

200 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167

Free parking is available by the hospital's front entrance and by the emergency room (ER). For appointments, proceed inside the front entrance to find the admissions area. If you are checking-in for outpatient care, go the ER desk for assistance.

Spine care at TriStar Health

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

Learn about Spine care