Integrated Spine Care The Integrated Spine Care team offers comprehensive care for patients seeking diagnosis and treatment for all types of spine disorders and injuries. Why Choose URMC Neurosurgery? The Integrated Spine Care team at URMC has proven excellence in spine care for over 30 years in the region. The Integrated Spine Care team brings together Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Physical therapists and Neuro-pain management specialists who focus on holistic care and wellness while specializing in surgical and non-surgical treatment options. URMC Neurosurgery specialists aim to get patients into a treatment program quickly to effectively control symptoms improving quality of life. When surgery is indicated URMC’s experienced Neurosurgeons offer every type of spine surgery available including: cervical laminectomy with discectomy anterior cervical discectomy with fusion cervical decompression’s with and without fusion all thoracic spine surgeries lumbar laminectomies, foraminotomies, decompression’s and fusion procedures URMC is one of the few centers in the region that offer a variety of non-invasive spine procedures also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery. These approaches are minimally disruptive procedures that allow the surgeon to have direct access to the intervertebral disc space and fuse the lumbar spine from the side of the body as opposed to the front or back. This means instead of a large, open incision, the procedure is performed through a small incision to expedite recovery. Our Team The URMC Integrated Spine Center team includes specialists with over 30 years of excellence and good outcomes. Pierre Girgis, M.D. Yan Michael Li, M.D., Ph.D. John Markman, M.D. James C. Metcalf, M.D. Webster Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D. Shahnawaz Qureshi, D.O. Thomas Rodenhouse, M.D. Howard Silberstein, M.D. G. Edward Vates, M.D., Ph.D. Armando Villarreal, M.D. MBA Kevin Walter, M.D. Andrew Wensel, M.D.