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SPOTLIGHT

The UM Spine
Network Offers
Specialized Care
Debilitating, burning, throbbing, shooting, stabbing-no matter
how you describe it, the pain caused by ongoing back and
spine issues can be unbearable.
So can the stress of finding a qualified provider for relief.
With its board-certified and specially trained surgeons
and convenient locations throughout the state, the University
of Maryland Spine Network makes finding effective and
comprehensive spinal treatment easy.
The network, made up of the area's leading orthopaedic
surgeons and neurosurgeons, provides the full spectrum
of care to pediatric and adult patients.
EXCELLENT CARE: Surgeons throughout the state from
the Eastern Shore to Baltimore City to Harford County are
affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System
hospital within their communities and follow time-tested,
evidence-based treatments to ensure optimal recovery.
That means no matter when and where you enter the
UM Spine Network, you will receive the same excellence in care.
CLOSE COLLABORATION: The network also allows surgeons
to collaborate on everything from diagnosis and treatment
to rehabilitation and patient education. If treatment plans call
for additional expertise, patients are seamlessly connected within
the network to surgeons who provide highly specialized care.
"Patients can be assured they are getting the highest quality, safest
care with all of our network practitioners," says Steven C. Ludwig, MD,
head of the Division of Spine Surgery at the University of Maryland
Medical Center and professor of orthopaedics at the University of
Maryland School of Medicine. "We care for a whole bandwith of
different patients with different complexities. The more doctors
involved, the better it is for the patients."
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: In addition, patients receiving care through
the UM Spine Network have access to advanced technology and the

SPINE AND
NECK CARE
AT UM SJMC
The spine surgeons of
Towson Orthopaedic
Associates at UM St.
Joseph Medical Center
have your back when it
comes to spine and neck
care. Board-certified
orthopaedic surgeons
Paul McAfee, MD, Ira
Fedder, MD, and Michael
Dabbah, MD, (above)
are leaders in the care
and treatment of spinal
and neck disorders. They
have extensive training
and years of experience
delivering a comprehensive
array of the most advanced
care, as well as utilizing
the leading minimally
invasive techniques.
Their specialties include:
■ Degenerative disk disease
■ Fractures
■ Herniated disks
and radiculopathy/
myelopathy
■ Rheumatoid arthritis
■ Spinal stenosis
■ Spondylolisthesis
■ Spondylolysis
■ Adult and pediatric
scoliosis
■ Spinal tumors

latest techniques, including minimally invasive procedures that reduce
pain and prompt a speedy recovery.
"The University of Maryland Spine Network is like your own
personal all-star team for spine care," says Paul McAfee, MD, chief
of Spinal Reconstructive Surgery at UM St. Joseph Medical Center.
"You have access to the best spinal surgeons in the region, starting
in your own backyard." 

LEARN MORE
Visit umms.org/spine to
find more information about
the UM Spine Network.
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