Spine Program

About Spine Surgery and Treatment at BID Milton

It is estimated that 60%–80% of Americans will experience a spinal disorder at some point in their lives. For the majority, the condition is mild and temporary. For some people, however, the problem continues and may require evaluation and treatment.

The highly regarded Spine Center from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center now has a full program at Beth Israel Deaconess HospitalMilton, bringing a team of leading spine surgeons and pain medicine specialists from the medical center to a convenient, community hospital setting.

The Spine Program at BID Milton is for adults with spinal conditions including:

  • Acute or chronic back and neck disorders
  • Degenerative disease, such as spine arthritis
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (neurogenic claudication)
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoporosis related vertebral, compression fractures (fragility fractures)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal cord compression (myelopathy)
  • Spinal nerve root compression (radiculopathy)
  • Spinal deformities, including scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Spine trauma and spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal tumors

Under the direction of Andrew P. White, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon, and co-director Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD, a spine neurosurgeon, patients are evaluated to determine the best treatment pathway. Patients who are not candidates for surgery, can be treated by our pain medicine specialist, Cyrus Yazdi, MD, or referred to physical therapy in the hospital’s recently renovated Rehabilitation Services Center. This seamless approach ensures close coordination between specialists.

Surgery can often be performed conveniently close to home at BID Milton. Surgical procedures that are performed at BID Milton include:

  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Open (traditional) lumbar decompression
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
  • Open (traditional) lumbar fusion
  • Anterior cervical discectomy fusion
  • Posterior cervical laminectomy fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulators

Complex cases requiring the resources of a major academic medical center can also be performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

To schedule an appointment with the Spine Program at BID Milton, please call 617-313-1420. A physician referral is required.