spine surgery

Woosik Chung, Colorado Spine Specialists, Presbyterian St. Luke's, Denver

Medical Marvel

by Jeannette Moninger | photos by Farrah Jobling

Terrifying childhood accident never stopped noted spine surgeon from helping others

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robotic-assisted navigation system to precisely place screws during spine surgery

GPS TECHNOLOGY GUIDES SURGEONS PERFORMING SPINAL SURGERIES

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

Sky Ridge is First in Colorado with New Robotic Navigation System

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Dr. Adam P. Smith, neurological surgeon, neck surgery, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Sky Ridge A Faster Road to Pain-Free Living

by Jeannette Moninger

Salida resident Scott Collins spent 15 years jostling around as a crane operator. Although he now spends his time behind a desk, those earlier years wreaked havoc on Collins’ back. “Chronic back pain kept me awake most nights,” says Collins. “Sometimes, my legs would go numb.”

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Mazor X Spine Surgery

Advanced Robotic System Aids Spinal Surgery

by Jeannette Moninger

If you feel a twinge in your lower back while reading this magazine, you may be among the more than 31 million Americans who suffer from back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of us will experience some type of back problem at some...

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Dr. Zaki Ibrahim, South Denver Spine

Standing Tall

by Debra Melani

South Denver Spine adds outpatient wing for compression-fracture treatment

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Catherine Vrba

Advanced Spine Surgery gets Coloradans Back on Path

by Mary Lemma

Catherine Vrba had been an athletic person all her life, especially devoted to long distance running. But after two car accidents, she started to experience back pain that increased in frequency and severity over several years. Everyday activities such as looking after the house, driving her...

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Power lift after spine surgery

Spine Surgery: Coming Back as Strong as Ever

by Debra Melani

With a nickname of “Princess Powerhouse,” and a 5-foot-2-inch, 125-pound frame of solid muscle, Heena Patel can withstand a heavy load. But when a doctor told the star power-lifter she needed back surgery and explained what the procedure would entail, it was too much weight for even Patel to bear.

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