Diagnosis and treatment for chronic and acute spinal disorders

Spine health is critical to your overall health. If you have back or neck pain, or any kind of spinal disorder, our multidisciplinary team of specialists can provide the care you need to help restore your spine health so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

The Putnam Hospital Center spine team works together to design a personalized treatment approach for your condition, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal and lumbar fusion
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical and lumbar spine conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated discs and spinal stenosis
  • Cervial laminectomy
  • Back and neck pain
  • Bulging discs
  • Brain and spine hemangiomas
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolysis

For complex cases, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons often collaborate to perform surgeries so patients can benefit from the knowledge and experience of both specialists.

Meet your care team


Charles P. Garell, MD*
Neurosurgeon

Virany Hillard, MD
Neurosurgeon


Steven Jacobs, MD*
Neurosurgeon


Andrew Peretz, MD*
Orthopedic Surgeon

Saran Rosner, MD*
Neurosurgeon

Omar Syed, MD*
Neurosurgeon

William Wirchansky, MD
Neurosurgeon

Why choose Putnam Hospital Center?

Choosing to receive spine care at Putnam Hospital Center offers many benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive care close to home, friends and family
  • Prompt access for consultation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Excellent care from an experienced team of spine specialists and support staff working together
  • Access to advanced treatment approaches, both surgical and nonsurgical
  • Surgery, if required, performed with state-of-the-art technology
  • A team focused on compassionate, quality care

Advanced treatment approaches

Putnam Hospital Center is a destination center for spine care, and our spine team has extensive experience treating complex spine issues. Our specialists regularly perform complex spine surgeries, including revision spine surgery and tumor surgery.

Nonsurgical treatments may include epidural steroid injection, medial branch block injection, facet rhizotomy, or physical and occupational therapy.

Minimally invasive techniques are used whenever possible, resulting in smaller or fewer incisions (often less than one inch), faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay. Some patients even go home the same day. Minimally invasive options may include tubular decompression, minimally invasive fusions (TLIF/XLIF), percutaneous implant placement and kyphoplasty.

Spine surgery treatments include:

  • Spinal fusion
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Laminectomy surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Artificial disc replacement

Continuity of care

The spine team at Putnam Hospital Center is committed to an integrated care approach, which means that you and your primary care or referring physician will be part of the care team. The entire team works closely together through each stage of evaluation, treatment and recovery.

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*In the spirit of keeping you well informed, the physicians identified are neither agents nor employees of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they wish to treat and care for private patients.