Spine Surgery

Alexander Ghanayem, MD directs the Division of Spine Surgery in both clinical and research activities.

Bartosz Wojewnik, MD returns to Loyola as a faculty member in 2013 after completing his Spine Surgery Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Wojewnik completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency with the Loyola Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Clinical activities include caring for patients with degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, and infectious conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Resident education is provided by an exposure to a variety of spinal disorders and by understanding the presentation, physical exam, neurologic and natural history associated with each condition. Proper surgical and non-surgical indications are stressed during weekly reviews of all surgical cases, outpatient clinical teaching, and case presentations.

Basic spine research is ongoing in both biomechanics and physiology, and while opportunities also exist to participate in clinically based research projects. The spine division offers an elective rotation for medical students interested in this specialty.

Faculty 

Alexander Ghanayem, MD

Dr. William M. Scholl Professor & Chairman
Chief of Division of Spine Surgery

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Back Problems, Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder, Neck Problems, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disc Disease, Spine, and Spine Surgery

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Lauren Matteini, MD

Assistant Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Back Specialist, Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neck Specialist, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Disc Disease, Spine, Spine Care, Spine Surgery

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center

Bartosz Wojewnik, MD

Assistant Professor

Subspecialty / Clinical Expertise:
Back Problems, Back Specialist, Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neck Problems, Spinal Disc Disease, Spine, Spine Care, Spine Surgery, Sports Injuries, Nerve injuries, Neck Pain

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
  • Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge
  • Loyola Center for Health at Gottlieb

Additional Team Members

Dorota Pietrowski, APN

Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner

Practice Locations:

  • Loyola Outpatient Center
  • Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge