Once physical therapy, medication and other nonsurgical treatment options have been tried and your back or neck pain is still too much, your physician may recommend surgery. You may be relieved that a solution is in sight, but you’d be right to have reservations. That’s why Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons welcome the opportunity to offer a second opinion.
Our specialists have decades of experience, specialized training and a worldwide reputation to help you get back to living your best life. Our surgeons’ experience with thousands of spinal surgeries every year makes them uniquely qualified to determine whether a condition requires surgery and, if so, which technique offers the best chances of pain relief and restored spine health. We encourage patients who aren’t sure about our recommended treatment plan to seek the opinion of other surgeons.
Our specialists are leaders in minimally invasive techniques, often with the aid of robotic precision that reduces the need to disturb healthy tissue.
Neck and back pain making things uncomfortable? Complete our Back and Neck Pain Assessment to see if it’s time to see a Norton Leatherman Spine provider.
Spinal surgery is not to be taken lightly. A second opinion from our specialists can help you feel confident about treating your back or neck pain. If you’re not sure surgery is the right next step, a second opinion can help clarify whether to move forward and whether you are comfortable with your surgeon’s approach to your care .
Second opinions provide peace of mind and can ensure your initial diagnosis was correct. Sometimes, another look by a surgeon can uncover a unique aspect of your condition, leading to a different approach, perhaps a different surgical procedure and better recovery prospects.
Second opinions help make you aware of your options. If surgery is needed, Norton Leatherman Spine specialists will consider advanced, minimally invasive procedures that allow for less postoperative pain and a faster recovery.
You may need to consider a second opinion for spine surgery if:
To schedule an appointment, call (502) 629-2225 (BACK). You will be asked to provide the initial diagnosis and some additional details. We’ll work with your initial surgeon’s office to have medical records transferred electronically with your permission.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
Our rich history traces back to Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., who more than 50 years ago became the first orthopedic surgeon in Kentucky to specialize in spine care. A University of Louisville School of Medicine graduate, he developed leading-edge approaches to treating scoliosis after World War II.
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