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Spine & Back
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines offers surgical treatment of spinal diseases and injuries. Our state-of-the-art facilities at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital allow our board-certified neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons to provide you with advanced and specialized procedures specifically for your needs.
A few of the many treatments we provide:
Anterior and posterior spinal surgery
Endoscopic lumbar discectomy
Minimally invasive discectomy
Cervical decompressions and fusions
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions
eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusions
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery®
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has named Iowa Methodist Medical Center Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program that evaluates hospitals and healthcare providers on important standards of quality, collaborative care and affordability. Blue Distinction Centers® offer the medical consumer the very best practices and standards of care in several important medical areas.
Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.
The Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines provide the very best in back and spine care. At Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital, you will recieve care from internationally-recognized orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who are on the cutting edge of advanced surgical procedures and techniques.
David E. Hatfield, MD
Lynn M. Nelson, MD
David J. Boarini, MD
Thomas A. Carlstrom, MD
Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD
John G. Piper, CIME, FACS, MD