The Center for Spine and Orthopedics (CSO) combines practicing medicine with research and training spine surgeons from around the world. The practice’s three fellowship trained spine surgeons treat many spinal conditions, from degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis to bulging discs, deformity and spinal fractures, among other conditions. Our surgeons are highly trained and experienced in minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fusion and total disc replacement as well as a variety of other procedures.
Board Certified/Fellowship Trained
CSO’s orthopedic surgeons aim to get you back to the activities you enjoy, whether that means running, hiking, skiing, golfing or playing with your grandchildren. Our orthopedic specialists treat hip, knee and shoulder arthritis; meniscus tears; rotator cuff tears; broken bones; and foot and ankle injuries as well as other orthopedic conditions. Our surgeons perform hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle arthroscopy as well as total joint replacements. As a fellowship trained shoulder specialist, Dr. Schnell also performs total shoulder replacements, shoulder arthroscopy, and rotator cuff repairs. Our newest surgeon, Dr. Eric Kuhlman, specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, diabetic Charcot reconstruction and sports medicine.
Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine
Physiatrists–also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians–specialize in using non-surgical techniques to treat spine, musculoskeletal and sports injuries. CSO’s physiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat chronic pain using a variety of techniques, including electrodiagnosis, ultrasound-guided injections, exercise physiology and biomechanics, acupuncture and therapeutic neural blockades, among other procedures.
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Allied health professionals, including physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioners, work collaboratively with CSO physicians to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. CSO’s licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced practice clinicians. Working under physician supervision, they perform physical examinations, order tests, diagnose conditions, perform procedures and prescribe medication, among other duties.