Spine doctors in Panama City, Florida

The Spine Care Center at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center features a wide range of treatment options for conditions affecting the back and neck. We focus on wellness and education before your procedure and during your recovery, empowering you to return to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.

For more information about our spine care services, call our orthopedic patient coordinator at (850) 767-2460.

Spine conditions we treat

Our spine doctors treat a variety of conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. This includes recurring conditions (chronic conditions) and acute injuries (damage resulting from a traumatic event, such as a fall or collision), including:

  • Compression fractures (weakened and/or collapsed bones in the spine)
  • Degenerative scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Facet osteoarthritis (arthritis of the facet joints in the spine)
  • Herniated discs (a condition where the soft center of a spinal disc can rupture or bulge, putting pressure on spinal nerves)
  • Kyphotic deformities (a deformity where the upper portion of the spine bends forward)
  • Myelopathy (severe compression of the spinal cord)
  • Spasticity (a condition where the muscles surrounding the back and/or neck continuously contract)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition where a lower vertebra slips forward onto the bone beneath it)

Spine surgery

We offer inpatient and outpatient surgery to resolve back pain and spinal disorders and to restore mobility. After surgery, you will receive ongoing care—including physical therapy—to aid in your recovery.

Some of the spine surgeries we offer include:

  • Disc arthroplasty
  • Deformity surgery
  • Minimally invasive back surgery
  • Spinal instability procedures
  • Vertebral fracture repairs

Robot-assisted spine surgery

The Spine Care Center at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center offers minimally invasive robotic surgery. Using an advanced guidance platform, your spine surgeon develops a comprehensive plan and visual outline of the procedure. Then, using robotic navigation, our spine doctors operate with precise, efficient movements.

Robotic technology for back surgery is associated with safer and higher-quality outcomes compared to traditional techniques. The robotic system ensures accuracy and limits your exposure to radiation. It also enables us to operate using smaller incisions, which reduces blood loss, pain and risk of infection.

Our spine surgeons use robotics to perform:

  • Decompressive laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

Orthopedic patient coordinator

As part of our comprehensive orthopedic program, we provide the services of our orthopedic patient coordinator for patients undergoing spine surgery. The orthopedic patient coordinator will help guide you through the surgical process and facilitate communication with your care team. This approach to spine surgery results in positive patient outcomes.