Innovative Treatment Options Tailored to the Patient

When it comes to treatment, whenever possible, Hoag physicians favor conservative non-surgical therapies to alleviate pain and restore quality of life. However, in cases where surgery is necessary, Hoag physicians employ the latest minimally invasive techniques available. In fact, 95% of spine-related surgeries at Hoag are performed using progressive minimally invasive options that lead to more precise surgeries, lower infection rates and less blood loss, while avoiding unnecessary damage to healthy surrounding tissue.


Conservative, Non-surgical Management

Emphasizing personalized patient-centered care, Hoag’s multidisciplinary team of spinal care experts strives to first utilize the latest conservative non-surgical therapies to alleviate pain, restore function and improve quality of life. From pain management to physical medicine and rehabilitation, to acupuncture and chiropractic medicine, our focus is on helping patients regain function without surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery | Advanced Navigation & Robotics

Our complex techniques are made as minimally invasive as possible in our nationally unique operating suite. Hoag recently became the first hospital on the west coast to offer advanced minimally invasive robotic navigation platform for spine surgery. The Mazor X Stealth™ combines 3D pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative trajectory precision to provide surgeons with comprehensive information of the best approach and visualization of the target before the surgery starts. This new technology allows surgeons to operate with precision and efficiency, reducing need for x-rays, and minimizes pain and recovery time after surgery. Additionally, Hoag is developing advanced technologies such as augmented reality-guided spinal surgery.

Complex Deformity & Scoliosis

Our exceptional expertise includes treating complex spine deformities caused by congenital and/or degenerative problems. Our surgeons and physical therapists are committed to offering the best treatment plan for relief of pain, restoration of posture and prevention of accelerated deterioration as well as neurological dysfunction.

Post-operative Rehabilitation Service

Should you need rehabilitation services after surgery, the rehabilitation team of specialists is here to support your needs at each step of your journey and help you achieve your highest level of functioning. The rehabilitation team includes physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, and speech-language pathologists.

Research & Development


Experience You Can Trust!

Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program’s commitment to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.

To schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, or a second-opinion consultation with a Hoag spine care specialist, find a spine doctor online or call 949-764-1411.