Care and Treatment of Neurological Spine Disorders
Jon Park, MD, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Our Stanford Spine experts provide a complete range of spinal surgery services to treat diseases of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, ranging from the very traditional to the state-of-the-art.
Spinal surgery is a very exciting field where new developments and technology are improving both patient outcomes and satisfaction. Many of the older procedures can now be done with minimally invasive approaches assisted with endoscopes, laser techniques and/or computer-guided imaging, developed here at Stanford.
Stanford Spine neurosurgeons and other specialists work together to determine which treatment option will be best for you. Patients receive these procedures on an outpatient basis or with a brief hospital stay. In either situation, minimally invasive surgery reduces postsurgical pain and promotes faster recovery.
Discectomies and decompressions (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
Lumbar fusion (anterior/posterior) - open and minimally invasive
CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for spine tumors Reconstructive peripheral nerve surgery
Surgical technique improvements
Stanford spine surgeons and researchers have made significant improvements in the surgical treatment of spinal cord and spine tumors using intraoperative monitoring, computer-assisted surgical navigation systems, and microsurgical techniques developed in our Radiosurgery and Image Guidance laboratories.
Matt Ryan fractured his neck in multiple places in a bodysurfing accident. Spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Jon Park repaired the complicated break, saving him from paralysis.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Send medical records before your appointment
Bring any MRI or CT films
Plan on being at the clinic for approximately one to two hours
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call 650-723-4720 or fax a refill request to 650-725-0390.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a new patient or ask questions regarding a referral, call 650-723-6469. For urgent referrals, call 650-723-6661 and request the spine neurosurgeon on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You may also fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT
Call us at 650-723-6469 if you have questions about a patient.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.