Neuroscience and Spine

The Neurosurgery and Spine Care team at Roper St. Francis Healthcare understands the impact conditions affecting your back, spine, neck, brain and nervous system have on every aspect of your life. Our team of neurosurgeons has advanced expertise and training in a wide range of medical services. We use the latest technologies to determine the cause of your health challenges. Our healthcare experts work together to offer innovative care, including non-surgical and surgical options, ranging from physical therapy to injections and the latest advances in surgical care.

We understand your time is valuable. Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers real time, online appointment scheduling at multiple locations in the greater Charleston, SC areas so you can access the care you need when you need it.

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Our program

When you choose the Neurosurgery and Spine Care team at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, you’ll find convenient scheduling and compassion are just the beginning of the personalized care we provide.

Advanced technology

We diagnose and treat most types of neurological and spine conditions utilizing the latest in technologies such the Mazor robot and Stealth Navigation. This includes use of the TrueBeam® radiotherapy system; a painless, noninvasive alternative to conventional surgery, and O-arm, an imaging system that allows the surgeon to see precisely where to place instruments and to make the best decisions during your surgery.

World-class expertise

Our board certified neurosurgeons are world-class experts offering traditional and minimally invasive procedures and actively participate in clinical trials with the Neuro-Oncology program.

Spine program

At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, we know how much spine and back pain can impact your daily life. Back pain can significantly curtail your mobility and hamper your ability to participate in daily activities — which is why it’s so essential to get your pain treated by experts.

We created our spine program to bring together expertise from different medical disciplines to treat spine and back pain from every angle. Our team will work with you to identify the causes of your back pain and to develop a treatment plan for you.

For your added convenience, our spine program now offers easy online scheduling for the evaluation of your spine and back pain. Most initial appointments for new patients are scheduled within three to five days, reducing your wait time and getting you the care you need faster. Take your first step to pain and symptom relief. Learn more about spine and back services at Roper St. Francis.

Pain management

We understand that pain doesn’t always stop with your spine and back. That’s why Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers an interdisciplinary pain management program that can assist with both chronic and acute pain disorders. If you have other types of pain in addition to back pain, then our dedicated pain management team can help you explore your treatment options — everything from cervical blocks to shoulder injections. Find out more about our pain management program beyond just spine and back pain.

Care when and where you need it

Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers care at convenient locations throughout the Lowcountry. Our program at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital features a dedicated inpatient unit with 18 private rooms. Services provided include comprehensive imaging, general neurosurgery, neuro-oncology care, spine surgery and stroke care.

Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospitals have dedicated recovery units specifically designed for Neuro-Spine patients.

Conditions we treat include:
  • Back and neck pain
  • Brain aneurysms (cerebral)
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal stenosis


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