"Helping patients in pain with spinal disorders can be challenging. When considering surgery I always utilize it as a last resort. I feel it's important for the patient to have a good understanding of their diagnosis and different options. If surgery is contemplated, a thoughtful approach is utilized and most often it can be done though a minimally invasive approach. Every patient is an individual and their needs are different. I feel it is important to get to know the patient and their needs to provide them with the best outcome from an operative or non-operative standpoint."
www.anthonycucchi.com Dr. Anthony Cucchi is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is fellowship trained in spine surgery. Dr. Cucchi specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures including outpatient/same day surgery. He also specializes in adult spine care encompassing degenerative, pathologic, metabolic and traumatic problems. Dr. Cucchi treats the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He utilizes new technology in the treatment of his patients. Dr. Cucchi is well versed in complex spine surgery, reconstructive sugery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cucchi received his undergraduate degree with honors from Oakland University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical school. He went on to do a traditional internship followed by an orthopedic surgery residency through Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cucchi completed his spine fellowship at Michigan Brain and Spine Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cucchi has been in practice at Ann Arbor Spine Center since 2009 servicing the Ann Arbor area. He will be transitioning to Associated Orthopedists of Detroit in September 2014. AOD is a multi-specialty orthopedic group that has been in existence for over 65 years. The doctors at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit provide compassionate, expert orthopedic and musculoskeletal healthcare to their patients. AOD physicians are leaders in the field of orthopedics and in their individual specialties. Their board certified/fellowship trained physicians work together to provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to patients with specialized orthopedic needs. For more information on Associated Orthopedists of Detroit please visit: www.AssociatedOrtho.org Dr. Cucchi is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.