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 TOP DOCTORS • Spine Care
A TRADITION OF INNOVATIVE SPINE CARE
ST. MARY’S SPINE CENTER has offered a unique, collaborative approach to spine
care since 1982, making it the longest continuously operating multidisciplinary
spine center in the western United States. Patients at St. Mary’s Spine Center
benefit from the shared knowledge of our experienced physicians and nurses.
1 Shrader Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94117
Our nonsurgical treatment includes osteopathic manipulative medicine,
physical medicine and rehabilitation, and interventional pain management. We
incorporate exercise, diet and functional integration into customized individual
treatment for each person in every stage of his or her rehabilitation. We work
extremely hard to first treat our patients without surgery and will review all of
the options with you.
If surgery is required, we employ the latest methods, including vertebroplasty/
Kyphoplasty and other minimally invasive approaches, to dramatically reduce
recovery time. Surgeons at the Spine Center invented many innovative
procedures, including the X-Stop implant for treatment of spinal stenosis and
Staflex to avoid fusion.
Pictured (front row):
James Zucherman, M.D.*
Jerel Glassman, D.O.
Masami Hattori, M.D.
Pictured (back row):
Ken Hsu, M.D.*
Dimitriy Kondrashov, M.D.*
Quoc Vo, D.O.
Judy Silverman, M.D.
Doctors at the St. Mary’s Spine Center are experts in disc replacement surgery
for the neck and back as well as leaders in cutting-edge technology, serving as
FDA investigators in the development of artificial discs. Our team works closely
together to provide continuity of care on each patient’s path to recovery.
* Recognized on the  Top Doctors 2013 list.