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Dr. SpinaBoard Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Nicholas Spina, MD, is a member of the University Of Utah Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in degenerative, traumatic, and oncologic conditions of the spine including lumbar stenosis, cervical myelopathy, and scoliosis. He employs a conservative approach in treating the spine. Dr. Spina’s focus is in restoring patients’ function and helping them to regain their optimal lifestyle.

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions.

  • After three previous surgeries and getting worse ( limping, walking with a cane and in constant pain) Dr. Spina lll operated on me on last time - I am still recuperating but I feel almost no pain,
    I’m not limping any more and I’m able to stand up straight! Three out of three is better than I dared to hope after the fourth surgery. Thank you, Dr. Spina!
  • Dr. Spina is a miracle worker! His colleague, Dr. Monsoon (himself a worker of miracles), made the connection for me. The pain is gone.
    That facility and the staff are so good that I will never go anywhere else. For anything.
  • I have been in atrocious pain for nearly two decades from a previous back fusion with another Dr and hospital. That surgery caused me to have an above knee amputation 7 years ago. I love the UofU hospital and won't go anywhere else for care. Dr Spina has performed the perfect Lumbar fusion, which relieved 100% of my nerve pain of the legs, buttocks, and hips. I couldn't be more grateful to Dr Spina and staff. Thank you.
  • Publication 1
    Potential Selection Bias in Observational Studies Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion.

    Goz V, Martin BI, Donnally CJ 3rd, Brodke D, Spina N, Lawrence B, Spiker WR (2020).

  • Defining Instability in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

    Spina N, Schoutens C, Martin BI, Brodke DS, Lawrence B, Spiker WR (2020). Defining Instability in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Surgeon Views. Clin Spine Surg, 32(10), E434-E439.

    Publication 1

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