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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. 

 
 

We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  • If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-2663 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
    Learn more about in-person visits.
  • If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-2663 to schedule a consultation.
    Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.
  • Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
    Learn more about video visits.
New Patients*

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.

 
 
 
 

Patient Stories

 

Spinal Fusion | Richard's Story

Spinal Fusion | Scott's Story

Complex Scoliosis | Sara'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.

  

Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Symptoms and Causes

What Is Spinal Fusion and When Is It Needed?

Degenerative Spine Conditions: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

When Should You Consider Spine Surgery?

Comprehensive Treatment Options for Back and Neck Pain

 
 
 
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