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INNOVATION. PRECISION. COMPASSION. Dr. Lee Riley examines patient Scott after spine surgery

The spine division at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers expert, personalized care to patients with a wide range of back and neck conditions, including treatment for spinal arthritis, disc degeneration, scoliosis, spinal deformities and tumors. We integrate traditional surgical methods with the latest minimally-invasive and robotic techniques. This allows us to provide full-spectrum care from routine cervical and lumbar surgery to complex spinal reconstruction and revision surgeries. Our goals are to take excellent care of patients, advance our field through research and train the next generation of leaders in spine surgery. 


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Patient Stories


Spinal Fusion | Scott's Story

From Severe Back Pain to Living Life as She Always Wanted | Anne's Story


Our Doctors Help You Make the Right Decision

Spine surgery is a serious decision, but you don't have to make it alone. Helping you understand the pros and cons of spine surgery is one of the top priorities for our specialists. Our team is here to answer questions, offer support and make you feel confident that you are receiving the right care for your back or neck condition.


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