Pioneering comprehensive spinal care
Twin Cities Spine Center (an affiliate of Twin Cities Spine Surgeons) enjoys a rich history, beginning with the pioneering work of its founder, John H. Moe, MD. Dr. Moe is widely regarded as the first scholar of modern scoliosis research and treatment. In the 1940s, he helped create one of the first dedicated inpatient hospital spine units in the world. His work led to the development of the Scoliosis Research Society and the first comprehensive textbook on spinal deformities.
In the 1980s, Dr. Moe's center evolved into two highly acclaimed spinal practices—the Minnesota Spine Center and the Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center. These two practices joined forces in April 1998 to form Twin Cities Spine Center, headquartered on the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.
TCSC has emerged as a preeminent spine practice. It includes:
- 10 board-certified (or eligible), fellowship-trained spine surgeons.
- Over 80 professional and support staff.
- A full research department.
- A fellowship program that has trained over 165 spine surgeons.
Although the majority of patients who come to TCSC are from the immediate five-state area, many come from across the nation and around the world. Our surgeons perform procedures at most of the Twin Cities' major metropolitan hospitals, including:
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
- Children's Healthcare of Minneapolis
- Fairview Ridges Hospital
- Fairview University Hospital
- Fairview Riverside Hospital
- Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
- Methodist Hospital
- St. Francis Hospital
- United Hospital
TCSC treats thousands of spine patients each year. This broad base of experience allows for comprehensive care for a large, variable patient population. Surgeons at TCSC utilize a combination of well-established and new, cutting-edge techniques, resulting in a broader spectrum of patient care options and high-quality treatment.