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Spinal Disorders

Grateful Patient Series: Dr. Alikhani & Cathy Kloesso 

Cathy was involved in a hit and run accident that left her with a complex T7-8 fracture, spinal cord compression and kyphotic deformity. She was faced with the possibility of being paralyzed. Fortunately, thanks to Dr. Puya Alikhani USF Health Neurosurgeon, and his team, Cathy can continue flying planes, skydiving and running marathons.

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Dr. Patrick Kim, USF Health spinal disorders expert explains an endoscopic alternative for patients facing spine surgery and the benefits, including a quicker recovery on News Channel 8. 

Click here to view interview. 

Center for Complex Spinal Disorders

The Center for Complex Spinal Disorders was founded by our department’s inaugural chairman, Dr. David Cahill, who was well known as a pioneer in modern spinal surgery. In this center our department spine specialists, including neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and chiropractors.  

Our team of specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery for treatment of complex spinal disorders including scoliosis, trauma, fractures, tumor, neck, back and leg pain and degenerative spinal pathologies. 

Treatments we offer include: 

  • Minimally invasive discectomy and laminectomy (outpatient, one day surgery)
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery for treatment of complex spinal disorders:
  • Scoliosis (including challenging cases such as degenerative scoliosis and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Trauma
  • Fractures
  • Tumor
  • Neck and leg pain
  • Degenerative spinal pathologies

When appropriate, minimally invasive approaches are used to surgically treat these same conditions.

What to Expect

In order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients we take the multidisciplinary approach. Your care team will guide you from your first consult through the recovery process.

New Location! 

USF Health Neurosurgery is welcoming patients to our new location in Wesley Chapel:

USF Health Wesley Chapel
2718 Windguard Circle, Suite 101Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Call (813) 821-8034 to schedule an appointment.
Call (813) 821-8057 to refer a patient.

To book an appointment call (813) 821-8034


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