Brain and Spine

Virtua neurologists and orthopedic spine surgeons and Penn Medicine neurosurgeons have come together to provide specialized brain and spine care in South Jersey.
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Neurology

Neurologists provide medical treatment of brain and nervous system disorders and evaluate patients to find the causes of pain, seizures, confusion and other neurological issues.

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Neurosurgery - Virtua Service

Brain Surgery

Brain surgeons (neurosurgeons) perform surgery to treat conditions including stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

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Spine Surgery

Spine surgeons treat conditions including back pain, herniated discs, compression fractures, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal nerve compression and impingement.

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Celebrating Our Patients' Success After Surgery

Mike Saccomanno

Mike Saccomanno: I can play with my Sons Again Thanks to Penn and Virtua

Mike was running on his treadmill when he collapsed from having a stroke. See how Penn Medicine and Virtua saved his life.

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Personal Story: Better on the Other Side of Back Pain

A 42-year-old had surgery on a ruptured disc and was up and walking the same night of the surgery and doesn't think about his pain anymore.

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Personal Story: A Little Luck and a Lot of Love

A retired military veteran battled back pain for years, and finally feels relief thanks to Virtua Brain and Spine Institute.

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Personal Story: When Back Pain Won't Take a Vacation

An OB/GYN receives a successful discectomy, herniated disc surgery, after suffering through a year of debilitating back and sciatica pain.

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Mike Stavola

Mike Stavola: Surgery at Virtua Memorial is a No-Brainer

Mike likes to hike, but his back pain was getting worse. See how spine surgery through Penn Medicine | Virtua got him back on the trails.

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Personal Story: Fred is Back on His Feet Again

Virtua's Brain and Spine Institute helps a patient with chronic arthritic pain and undiagnosed scoliosis get back to walking with no pain.

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Award Winning

Virtua Memorial Hospital was designated an Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) for its spine surgery program and also has been awarded a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Neurologist Carole Thomas, MD, explains how to lower your risk of death or disability from a stroke by controlling your risk factors and knowing the signs of a stroke.

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My Back Pain: Strain or Sciatica?

Sciatica is an irritation of a nerve that runs down your leg. The pain can happen anywhere along the path of the nerve—which can make it difficult to diagnose. Anokhi Mehta, MD, Virtua Pain Medicine Specialist, explains what you need to know about sciatica.

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Are Sports Medicine Specialists Just for Athletes?

The phrase “sports medicine” conjures images of competitive athletes being treated on the sidelines following an injury, but people of all ages and activity levels can benefit from the care sports medicine specialists provide. Thomas Plut, DO, Virtua Sports Medicine Specialist, explains.

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