Complex Spine Surgery

The Division of Spinal Neurosurgery includes two full-time board-certified and fellowship trained attending physicians. The Department of Neurosurgery at Loyola University Medical Center is dedicated to the treatment of patients with all disorders of the spine, including benign and malignant tumors, and spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. 

Loyola’s spine surgeons strive to provide patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary approach that includes neurologists, pain management physicians, physical therapist, and oncologists among others. 

The surgeon’s goal will be to preserve or restore function, with careful attention to eliminating pain, decompressing the spinal cord and nerves and ensuring the stability of the spine. Whenever possible,  minimally invasive techniques such as microdiscectomy, balloon kyphoplasty, spinal stereotactic radiotherapy and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation are used. Additionally, patients with complex spinal disorders are discussed at a bimonthly Spine Board which includes both non-operative and operative perspectives.  

Our surgeons perform hundreds of surgeries per year and achieve superior outcomes with infection and complication rates far below national averages. Our physicians have dedicated fellowship experience, national and international recognition, and are actively publishing research. 


G. Alexander Jones, M.D.

Assistant Professor