Welcome Our Newest Neurosurgeon

Tom Frank, MD | Complex Spine

Spine Services

Western Neuro offers advanced spine care for disorders affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. These include:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Microdiscectomy, microlaminotomy/foraminotomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), lateral access fusion (XLIF, DLIF)
  • Cervical and lumbar decompression with or without fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine oncology
  • Complex spinal deformity and reconstruction (scoliosis, kyphosis)

Spine care at Western Neuro begins with a focused, conservative treatment plan including core muscle strengthening to improve range of motion and body mechanics, as well as other non-operative treatment modalities. If surgery is recommended, our team of spine surgeons will customize treatment options that maximize surgical outcomes and speed recovery. Our “Spine Camp” patient education program helps coordinate pre-operative and post-operative care, including tours of inpatient facilities, brace fitting, activity restrictions, physical therapy, and home health. The over-riding goal of these programs is to customize treatment options to the individual patient and facilitate the transition of care from the clinic to the hospital setting, thereby returning patients to work and recreation as soon as possible.

Western Neuro is an affiliated partner of the Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ. We utilize intra-operative neuronavigation to optimize instrumentation placement and precision during your surgical procedure. The integrated BrainLab operating suite at St. Joseph’s Hospital, including intra-operative CT imaging, was the first of its kind in the United States and has served as a model for other institutions around the country. In this way, Western Neuro combines advanced facilities with surgeon expertise in all facets of spine care, including fellowship training in complex spinal techniques and reconstruction, to maximize patient outcomes.


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