Spine Center

Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat Diseases and Conditions of the Spine

In evaluating, diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the spine, members of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Spine Center work closely together to develop individualized care plans for each patient, depending on their unique needs. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians and other health care professionals with broad expertise in specialties such as neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, physical therapy, pain management, diagnostic radiology and interventional neuroradiology.

In This Section

Learn More About Spine Center

Advanced Treatment Options

We provide a full range of advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Based on your diagnostic evaluation, we may recommend surgery, a rehabilitation program (e.g., physical therapy), chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative medicine, and pain management techniques provided by physiatry or the anesthesia pain service or a combination of these therapies.

Integrative practitioners deliver services such as Reiki, yoga instruction, nutritional counseling and massage therapy to help Spine Center patients throughout their treatments at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Integrated therapies are focused on symptom control and quality of life. Based on your unique needs, if a surgical treatment option is selected for you our team of specialists perform over 14 types of spinal surgeries:

  • Adult Deformity Correction
  • Decompression for Chiari Malformation
  • Image Guided Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Laminectomy
  • Spinal Cord/Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain
  • Spinal Fusions (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Tethered Cord Release
  • Thorascopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhydrosis
  • Vertebroplasty
Additional Information

Our multidisciplinary team of experts may encourage some patients to join a Lahey Hospital & Medical Center clinical trial or suggest the following readings:

  • Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine
  • Outcomes Research and Spinal Surgery
  • Hypothermia and Human Spinal Cord Injury
  • NeuroWiki

Diseases & Conditions We Treat

Some of the more common disorders and conditions we treat include:

  • Congenital spinal disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spinal disorders
  • Disc herniations
  • Fractures (e.g., spinal compression fractures)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vascular malformations (e.g., AVMs)

Meet the Spine Center Team

Kameel H. Garas, MD
Kameel H. Garas, MD Anesthesiology Pain Management
Andrew G. Kowal, MD
Andrew G. Kowal, MD Anesthesiology Pain Management
Subu N. Magge, MD
Subu N. Magge, MD Neurosurgery

Research & New Treatments

For more information about research studies for spinal disorders, please refer to our list of ongoing clinical trials.