Complex Spine Program

INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Neurological Institute

CENTER DIRECTOR
Edward Capulong, MD

KEY CONTACTS
Manish Kasliwal, MD
Alia Hdeib, MD
Alan Hoffer, MD
Nickolas Bambakidis, MD
Yin Hu, MD

APPOINTMENT LINE
Please call Angela Foote, Patient Access Supervisor, at 440-227-6942, or Krista Walker, Medical Assistant, at 330-635-8498.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated
Degenerative spinal disorders
Scoliosis
Spinal neuro-oncology disorders
Spinal vascular disorders

Therapies
All options for spinal decompression and fusion available
Minimally invasive decompression and instrumentation (percutaneous screw placement)
Intraoperative navigation with CT capability (O-arm, Stealth)
Minimally invasive scoliosis correction
Pediatric scoliosis deformity correction, in partnership with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Craniocervical fusion and decompression (occiput – C1 – C2)
Surgical and radiosurgical treatment of metastatic and primary spinal tumors (anterior, posterior approaches;Gamma Knife®, proton beam)
Surgical and endovascular treatment of spinal vascular malformation (AVM, AV fistula)

Distinguishing Features
Spinal neurosurgery expertise, with additional fellowship experience in neuro-oncology, spinal deformity correction and minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques
Multidisciplinary treatment of back pain and degenerative spinal disorders, with PM&R, neurology and neurosurgery
National training for complex craniovertebral junction pathologies (CVJ)