The Orthopaedic Spine Center is designed to work with patients with
spinal disorders and their families to improve quality of life through
innovative approaches to diagnosis, treatment, research, and patient education.
Matthew Smuck, MD
, Spine physiatrist
Care and Treatment
We understand that the experience as a patient with a spinal
disorder can be a difficult and sometimes confusing one. We know that
our patients can find comfort in the knowledge that we offer the
highest level of patient care by our fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons.
Stanford's Orthopaedic Spine Center team uses innovative approaches
with the goal of offering a precise diagnosis to patients.
Using studies not done elsewhere, such as the functional anesthetic
discogram used to pinpoint the source of pain, Stanford physicians
focus on the proper initial execution of surgery and long-term post
operative follow up to ensure the best outcomes possible.
Jennifer Ford was frightened when she learned she had a large spinal tumor. A Stanford orthopaedic surgeon removed it and saved her ability to walk.
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.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
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
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers