Clinically linked with University of Rochester Medicine’s Neurosurgery

The level of care at URMC is widely recognized as among the best in the nation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the URMC Department of Neurosciences among the top hospitals in the country and the number one hospital in the Rochester metro area. The relationship with URMC helps to advance neurosciences at Cayuga Medical Center in a rapidly evolving field. The criteria and protocols developed at URMC for stroke patients and spinal surgery patients are available at Cayuga Medical Center.

When is neurosurgery necessary?

If spinal surgery is deemed necessary, you will meet with one of our neurosurgical practitioners. The surgeon may recommend either traditional or minimally invasive surgical intervention. Minimally invasive spinal surgery involves a few small incisions resulting in less pain and a faster recovery.

Cayuga Medical Center uses the most advanced computer and imaging technology for both diagnosis of spinal conditions and in the operating room during surgery. Our Spine camp classes will ensure you are well informed and prepared for your spinal surgery and recovery.

Spine Nurse Navigator

Nurse navigation is an innovative concept. Healthcare systems can be confusing, overwhelming, and hard to navigate through alone. This confusion can be exacerbated by a new health diagnosis or symptoms. A spine nurse navigator will help you get to the most appropriate specialist to get the best treatment for your condition. The spine nurse navigator works with all areas of spine care to assist you in removing barriers and gaining access to treatment.

Spinal disorders treated at Cayuga Spine Center

We provide a full spectrum of spine care, from conservative measures and pain management to minimally invasive procedures and large scale reconstruction of spinal deformity.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain/Instability
  • Myelopathy
  • Sciatia
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Disorders

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About Cayuga Medical Center

We are a not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied to those we serve: our corporate membership includes representatives from over 100 community organizations. At Cayuga Medical Center, we believe that hospitals are shaped by the people they serve


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