Spine Care Center

Avista Adventist Hospital

Avista Spine Care Center
100 Health Park Dr
Louisville, Colorado 80027

Spine Care Center

Avista Adventist Hospital

Trust your spine surgery to Avista Adventist Hospital.

If you are searching for lasting relief of neck or back pain, our Spine Care Center is here for you. Our whole-person, integrated approach brings together specialists in neurosurgery and orthopedics, experts in imaging and pain management, physical therapists and complementary medicine to help you return to the life you want.

We assist patients experiencing pain as a result of common and/or complex orthopedic or neurologic disorders. Evidence shows that patients who receive early, aggressive and appropriate treatment for their condition greatly increase their chance of successful outcomes. Our goal is to help our patients enjoy:

  • Improved quality of life
  • A more rapid return to daily activities such as work, family, school and leisure time
  • Improved productivity and reduced economic drain at work
  • Decreased disability and chronic pain
  • Decreased need for narcotics
  • Reduced number of inpatient hospital stays and utilization of the healthcare delivery system
  • Decreased duplication of services
  • Fewer incidents of unwarranted procedures and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Increased satisfaction with healthcare providers
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Highly Skilled Physician Specialists

We know each patient we serve is facing a unique challenge in terms of discomfort and disability. Having an experienced team of specialists and advanced imaging and surgical technology enables us to customize care to that individual level.

To find the spine surgery you need close to home, rely on Avista spine experts. 

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From Back Pain to Freedom

Jim was suffering with unbearable back pain when he came to Avista Adventist Hospital. He had a crooked spine caused by aging and degeneration. To get up his stairs at night, he had to crawl on his hands and knees. Dr. Tripp Nanney and the Avista Joint and Spine Center team changed that. 

  • Spine Conditions We Treat

    Along with medication and therapeutic measures, we provide surgical care for:

    • Bone spurs
    • Degenerative spine conditions including arthritis, ruptured discs, scoliosis and misalignment
    • Nerve root compression with radiating pain
    • Radiculopathy in the arm or leg
    • Spinal cord compression
    • Spinal cord tumors
    • Spinal fractures
    • Spinal instability
    • Spinal malformations
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
  • Conservative Spine Treatment Options

    Our goal is to provide each patient in our care the pain relief they need in the most conservative way possible. The following programs and procedures are provided on an outpatient basis:

    • Facet Injections
    • Pain Management
    • Pain Psychology
    • Physical Therapy

    We also offer ERAS—Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.  This comprehensive pathway approach to healing is patient centered and based upon the most recent medical evidence. It’s designed to help each of our patients feel more confident in advance of the procedure, recover more quickly, return to their daily activities faster and manage stress resulting from the surgical experience. 

  • Spine Surgeries Available

    A Full Range of Surgical Procedures

    The Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic surgeons at Avista Adventist Hospital are Fellowship trained in spine surgery and skilled in minimally invasive, traditional and the most current fusion procedures. This range of capability ensures you the most appropriate approach to surgical correction of spinal damage or disease. Among the spine procedures we perform are:

    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
    • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
    • Artificial disc replacement (ADR/cervical and lumbar)
    • Bone grafts and synthetic bone grafts
    • Cervical corpectomy
    • Deformity correction
    • Discectomies (with or without fusion)
    • Dynamic stabilization techniques (technology used as an alternative to spinal fusion)
    • Endoscopic microdiscectomy (minimally invasive)
    • Lumbar spine facetectomy, foraminotomy, laminectomy and microdiscectomy
    • Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
    • Posterior cervical spine facetectomy, foraminotomy and laminectomy
    • Posterior cervical laminoplasty and microdiscectomy
    • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Sacroiliac joint fusion (minimally invasive)
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal motion preservation
    • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
    • X Stop™ (an implanted device designed to provide pain relief for spinal stenosis
  • Expert Spine Surgery Team

    Our expert team includes highly skilled physician specialists who provide both expertise and individual care that patients expect. Physicians are supported with a full multidisciplinary team whose specialty care improves outcomes and moves patients toward a successful recovery. 

    Our physician team includes: 

    • Neurosurgeons with Fellowship training in spine surgery
    • Orthopedic surgeons with Fellowship training in spine surgery
    • Interventional pain management specialists
    • Interventional radiologists  

    Our team includes:

    • Anesthesia
    • Case managers and social workers with expertise in understanding of the spine patient's needs
    • Complementary, whole-person care to support the patient in mind, body and spirit
    • Dedicated Ortho/Spine Certified Physician Assistant
    • Neuroscience service line director
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapists who specialize in spine disorders
    • Registered dietitians
    • Spine clinical coordinator
    • Specialized nursing staff with training in spine care and preoperative assessments
    • Surgical technologists