The Abrazo Spine Institute Difference

Spine surgery can be scary for patients – thought of as being high-risk, and complicated.  Therefore, the surgeon you trust your care with is critically important.  We believe you deserve physicians with advanced training, top-notch surgical skills, excellent bed-side manner and an understanding that surgery is a last resort.  We treat our patients the same care we would our own family members.

Drs. Shridharani and Dr. Hood trained at the Mayo Clinic and University of California—San Diego.  They currently train resident (apprentice) surgeons and are often asked to teach and train other surgeons throughout the United States.  Both Drs. Shridharani and Dr. Hood believe that surgical treatment is a last resort and that most patients should undergo physical therapy and spinal injections before considering spine surgery.  Both surgeons use advanced techniques including spinal microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery to treat a broad range of spinal disorders including cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) problems.  Both Drs. Shridharani and Hood are committed to excellence in patient care and always put their patients first.


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