St. Vincent Indianapolis has been awarded The Joint Commission Accreditation for spine injuries. A Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationally as a symbol of quality and performance.
The St. Vincent Spine Center includes all private inpatient rooms, the most advanced surgical technology, cutting-edge radiology services, and the state's most respected physicians and medical professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate spine care.
Our Spine Center is dedicated to offering the latest and most effective treatments for spine disorders to give patients of all ages the best possible outcomes.
Our new state-of-the-art Spine Center combines leading experts in nonoperative/minimally invasive treatment, orthopedic and neurological spine surgery with cutting-edge technology to offer you the best treatment for returning to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
If a spine injury or disorder is leaving you in pain and unable to do the things you love, let us help.
The Center offers treatment for a wide range of spine disorders:
St. Vincent is a leader in artificial disc replacement, image navigation and cutting-edge instrumentation.
Our experienced and board-certified spine surgeons actively participate in education and research activities to bring the best in the treatment of spine disorders to our patients. The result is often better, quicker healing for you.
The spine surgeons at the Center have many “firsts” to their credit, including:
Other surgical procedures offered include:
Everything from, 'Preparing for Surgery' to 'Going Home' can be found in our Patient Surgery Guide.
If your physician determines that your spine injury or condition requires surgery, you will be referred to the St. Vincent Spine Center Surgery Evaluation Center (SEC). The Surgery Evaluation Center is where all your preoperative testing - chest X-rays, EKGs, blood tests, physical exams — will be done.
Results from the pre-op testing are entered directly into your chart, which is readily available for your physician to refer to as necessary. Your surgeon will receive notification of any concerns that may arise from the pre-op testing so that he or she can determine whether your surgery can take place as scheduled.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll come back to the St. Vincent Spine Center, where the registration process will be quick and easy thanks to preregistration that is done by phone several days before your surgery date.
Your procedure will be performed in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites, built to allow surgeons to teleconference with other specialists when necessary.
"As a tertiary spine center, St. Vincent has made a unique commitment to the latest and most innovative techniques, including the only Open Upright MRI in central Indiana and O-Arm technology.
The Open Upright MRI is used for diagnosing dynamic instability of the spine, which is undetectable in the standard spine MRI. The O-Arm technology allows for real-time CT scans of difficult cases in the operating room. These are expensive and unique technologies necessary to care for complex spinal cases performed at St. Vincent."James Hardacker, M.D., St. Vincent Spine Center
Minimally invasive surgery for maximum benefit.
Many of the spine surgeries performed at the St. Vincent Orthopedic Center are minimally invasive procedures, which generally result in faster recovery times.
Both patients and surgeons prefer minimally invasive procedures when appropriate because these procedures mean:
VAX-D Spinal Decompression Therapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for low back pain and sciatica. This service is provided by highly trained, licensed physical therapists at the following St. Vincent location:
St. Vincent Physical Therapy
8550 Naab Road, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Fax (317) 338-6491