The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists are doctors that are able to treat the many issues that may occur with a patient’s spine area, including the back and neck. By using a number of diagnosis and treatment techniques, The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists can locate and properly treat a patient’s area of discomfort to provide relief and, in many cases, return of proper function to muscles and nerves.
Spine specialists at The Orthopedic Group can treat patients of varying age, including infants, with both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Conditions such as scoliosis and degenerative disorders are treated by orthopedic spine specialists. Other conditions handled by orthopedic spine specialists include:
– Cervical radiculopathy
– Degenerative disc disease
– Facet joint syndrome
– Herniated discs
– Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
– Metastatic cancer
– Spinal infections
– Spinal stenosis
Treatment for these conditions is based on recommendations The Orthopedic Group spine specialists receive from a patient, their primary care physician and rehabilitation specialists. Our spine specialists work closely with the patient and rehabilitation staff to ensure that the patient receives the desired results and a return of function.
Diagnosis of the exact cause of discomfort can be determined by The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists using a number of different tests, including traditional X-Rays, MRIs and other non-invasive methods. By using these methods, a proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be created.
Some serious spinal conditions may require surgical intervention by The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists, allowing for restoration of functions and less pain. Through surgery, The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists can make a number of improvements to nerves, vertebrae and muscles in the spinal column to help eliminate the patient’s conditions.
The Orthopedic Group’s spine specialists are trained to work with all types of patients, including children and athletes, and have the ability to treat complicated cases.
Scott L. Baron, MD
Dr. Baron received his Doctor of Medicine from the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society. He then completed his orthopedic training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
He is the founding partner of the Orthopedic Group and has been practicing in the Pittsburgh region for over 25 years. During that time, he has become one of the busiest joint replacement surgeons in the region, and has built an outstanding reputation for his total hip and total knee replacements…..
Alexander Kandabarow, MD
After graduating from Dartmouth College and completing pre-medical studies at Columbia University, Dr. Kandabarow received his doctor of medicine degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey (Rutgers). After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he continued his training with a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and The Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Chicago. At Rush, he gained experience evaluating and treating not only common degenerative spine conditions as well as severe and complex spinal deformities……
Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, MD
Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds a Fellowship in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He graduated from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Del Toro completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Del Toro is able to provide non-operative treatment options for any musculoskeletal injury or disorder. In the near future, he will be performing Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments for ligaments and tendon dysfunctions…..