As a spine surgeon I believe in performing spinal surgery only when it becomes necessary and when it is clearly able to provide a significant improvement in a patient's quality of life. Patients who benefit the most from spinal surgery are those who have neurologic symptoms due to compression of nerve roots or the spinal cord. Typically these people exhibit radiating pain in the arms or legs, persistent numbness and tingling, or progressive difficulty with coordination and balance.
Dr. Zachary Gordon, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Cleveland, OH. He is 36 years old. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.