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Our Program

Comprehensive Care from a Team of Experts

At MultiCare Spine Services, our multi-disciplinary approach means that you will be cared for by a team of experts specially trained in the field of spine medicine. Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons, physical therapists, and pain management specialists.

Working together, our team focuses on providing the most advanced treatment options and comprehensive care available to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate conditions that affect the spinal column. 

Treatment Tailored to Your Needs

Our doctors work with you to try to pinpoint the exact source of your discomfort, and may recommend surgical options based on a specific diagnosis.  Although some problems with the spine require traditional open spinal surgery, we seek to provide a less invasive approach using the latest techniques and technology whenever possible.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include a reduced risk of muscle damage, infection, and post-operative pain; faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation; less blood loss from surgery; and better cosmetic effects from smaller skin incisions.

Surgeries We Offer

At MultiCare Spine Services, our surgeons are experienced in surgeries that include:

Decompression

  • Cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Cervical laminaplasty
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar discectomy

Spinal Fusion

  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Anterior lumbar fusion
  • Posterior lumbar fusion
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Anterior thoracic fusion
  • Posterior thoracic fusion
  • Lateral lumbar fusion

Arthrosplasty (disc replacement for the spine)

  • Artificial disk replacement
  • Total disk replacement

Minimally Invasive Techniques

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Extreme lateral interbody fusion
  • Minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Kyphoplasty 

Orthopedic Spine Surgeons

Benjamin Chen, MD
Jos Cove, MD

Neck and Back (Spine) Pain Assessment

Take our Neck and Back Pain Assessment to help you rate your pain and learn about what steps you should take next to start feeling better.

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Contact Us

To learn more or to make an appointment, call:

Pierce County Locations (except Mountain Clinic):
253-792-6555

  • MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Mountain:
    253-301-5150

South King County Locations:
253-372-6555

Pediatric Orthopedics:
253-403-1507