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Phone

612.775.6200

Fax

612.775.6222

Email

info@tcspine.com


Research & publications

Twin Cities Spine Center's Research Department is an outgrowth of the pioneering work of John H. Moe, MD. Dr. Moe is regarded as the founder of modern scoliosis research and treatment. 

The TCSC physicians and Research Department staff focus on exploring and substantiating operative and nonoperative treatments, diagnostic methods, and the natural history of spine problems, specifically related to clinical, radiological and surgical outcomes.

Research projects result in findings that positively affect treatment at TCSC and the field overall. TCSC maintains a vigorous commitment to ongoing research, and new projects are always being added. Our projects include patient enrollment for retrospective and prospective studies.

To date, our surgeons have collaborated on over 500 research projects and continue to publish and present their findings in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals and at national and international spine meetings.

John E. Lonstein, MD, Director of Research
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John M. Dawson, PhD, Clinical Research Director
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Publication

Ongoing research projects

Adjacent Segment Disorder in Patients with Degenerative Disc Disease
Principal investigator: Manuel Pinto, MD

Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)—Why Do Patients Proceed to Surgery?
Principal investigator: Timothy Garvey, MD

Bone-Healing Fusion Rates and Clinical Outcomes Following the Use of Vacuum-Assisted Devices for Posterior Spinal Wound Infections
Principal investigator: Amir Mehbod, MD

Cervical Laminoforaminotomy versus Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)
Principal investigator: Kevin Mullaney, MD

Complications with Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) in the (Morbidly) Obese Population with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Principal investigator: James Schwender, MD

How Does Bariatric Surgery Impact Those Seeking Surgical Spine Care?
Principal investigator: Timothy Garvey, MD

Is Multilevel Anterior/Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery Safe?
Principal investigator: Timothy Garvey, MD

Sagittal Profile in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Principal investigator: John Lonstein, MD

Spine Surgery for Adult Deformity and Cervical Diagnoses: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
Principal investigator: Joseph Perra, MD

Spine Surgery in Adults Age 65 or Older: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
Principal investigator: Amir Mehbod, MD

Surgical Management of Patients with Degenerative Scoliosis
Principal investigator: Timothy Garvey, MD

Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Principal investigator: John Lonstein, MD