Department of Neurosurgery

Spine Program

The Department of Neurosurgery at the UT Health Sceince Center in San Antonio is completely devoted to the latest spine expertise, treatment and research. As a result we established the Spine Program – a comprehensive and advanced multidisciplinary plan dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of most of the spinal conditions.

The expert team at the department of Neurosurgery treats a full range of spinal disorders that cause pain and disability in a multidisciplinary collaboration with the Service of pain medicine and rehabilitation medicine.


Spine Disorders

In the department of Neurosurgery at the UTHSCSA we provide diagnostic and treatment for the broadest range of spinal disorders and conditions. These include:

Arthritis of the neck
Sacral tumors
Facet joint syndrome
Failed back syndrome
Stenosis- Cervical
Herniated Disc- Lumbar Stenosis- Lumbar
Infections of the spine

Surgical Procedures

When conservative care, physical therapy and pain medication do not relieve back pain or sciatica, or when the treatment of a spinal condition is not amenable by conservative management, such as in spine tumors, surgery should be recommended. Our team is expert in the following procedures:



The spine team of the Department of Neurosurgery is intensively devoted to the development of clinical and basic research programs with spine and spinal cord injury being the principal topics.

  • Posterior short segment stabilization as a stand alone treatment for unstable thoracic-lumbar junction fractures.
  • Spinal cord injury modeling in vitro: the role of erythropoetin in glial scar formation


Spine Program Director

Viktor Bartanusz , M.D., Ph.D.
For Appointments: 210-358-8555
Clinic Location:
University Hospital-Neurosurgery Clinic
4502 Medical Dr, 5th Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78229