Memorial Spine: Spine Center in Savannah, GA

Memorial Spine: Spine Center in Savannah, Georgia

The Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery is part of the award-winning Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia. We offer both traditional and minimally invasive approaches for back pain, neck pain, and degenerative spine conditions.

The surgeons at Memorial Spine practice quality, evidence-based medicine to ensure the best possible outcomes. Because of the patient reported outcomes we collect, our hospital is confident that surgery is performed on appropriate patients. Our patients are in significant pain, are disabled and are in a more depressed state of mind due to their spine problems. Patients are surveyed presurgery and up to 2 years post-surgery. Once neck surgery was recommended and performed, patients reported the following for the Neck Disability Index Scores (Overall/Cervical):

Recorded pain is reported on a scale from 0-50 with 50 being the worst

  • Average NDI Before Surgery: 23
  • In 3 Months: 83% Improved by an Average of 11 points
  • In 6 Months: 79% Improved by an Average of 12 points
  • In 12 Months: 83% Improved by an Average of 11 points

Click Here to View the NDI Scores Chart

Once back surgery was recommended and performed, patients reported the following for the Oswestry Disability Index Scores (Overall/Lumbar):

  • Average ODI Before Surgery: 48
  • In 3 Months: 82% Improved by an Average of 21 points
  • In 6 Months: 83% Improved by an Average of 22 points
  • In 12 Months: 76% Improved by an Average of 25 points

Click Here to View the ODI Scores Chart

In addition, to NDI and ODI scores, Memorial Health has participated in a study comparing our scores to all of our vendor's other clients. We are red line, others are blue line and light blue cone is variability. Click Here to View the Comparison Chart. As the chart suggests, Memorial Health has reported more favorable results, on average, compared to other spine-related practices and hospitals within the benchmark.

At Memorial Spine, we practice patient and family centered care. That means our patients and their families are truly part of the team. We prepare them for surgery with a pre-operative class and in-depth educational videos. Throughout surgery and recovery, we treat our patients and their families with dignity and respect, share information with them, and encourage them to be involved in the care process. The clinical care and patient safety initiatives at MUMC have earned accolades from HealthGrades, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and national hospital performance improvement programs.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. We are a 530-bed hospital with a major medical education program, a Level 1 trauma center, a research center, and a network of physician practices. We strive to give our patients more pain-free days. More active living. More to look forward to. Memorial. More of what matters.

Physicians participating in Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery at Memorial Spine

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Burstis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Whiplash Injury
Treatments
  • Arthroscopy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Scans
  • Bracing
  • CT Scan
  • Exercise
  • Hand Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pain Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • X-Ray