Spine Surgeon - Dr. Kern Singh, M.D.
Trusted Leader in Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spinal Surgery
Dr. Singh has dedicated his career to pioneering minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgery. Located in Chicago, IL., he is the Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush and one of the best Minimally Invasive outpatient spinal surgeons in the country. People fly in from all over the U.S. and the world (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Brazil, and Italy just to name a few) for his cutting edge Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spinal Surgical Procedures.
He is known for his excellent surgical outcomes and his use of cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Singh is an award-winning researcher. One of the top spine surgeons and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 500 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013. He frequently trains surgeons who observe his newly advanced surgical techniques in the operating room. He is also the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials involving cervical disc replacements and motion-preserving spinal technology.
Your Health. Your Choices!
During your consultation, Dr. Kern Singh, M.D. will explore all of your options from new medications and out-patient therapy to options for surgical intervention. You are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss medical concerns because we know the power that honest answers can have in bring confidence and clarity when you are faced with important decisions. Your role as an active participant in the decision making process marks your first step towards relief and peace of mind.
Why Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
An easier way to end back pain.
- shorter operation, small incision
- easier on your body
- less healing time
- no cutting of back muscles, tendons or ligaments
- less blood loss during surgery
MIS involves the use of smaller incisions that minimize damage to the surrounding muscles and ligaments of the spine. Dr. Singh has successfully performed thousands of minimally invasive surgeries ranging from discectomies for disc herniations, decompressions for stenosis and fusions for spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease and scoliosis.
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Complimentary MRI Review
If you’ve had any recent diagnostic tests, why not put them to good use? This tool enables you to easily and securely send us those results, where they will be reviewed by a certified orthopedic specialist. If you need a diagnosis, a second opinion, or a treatment recommendation, let’s discuss your next step.
Rush orthopedics program ranked No. 4 in nation
Traditional orthopedic surgical procedures can require long periods or recuperation, and result in unsightly scaring. Dr. Kern Singh, M.D. employs the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques while treating your pain allowing you to recuperate from your treatment faster with less scarring or bruising.
Are You A Candidate?
Patient selection is extremely important in producing good outcomes.
There is no way to issue a blanket statement about who is or is not a good candidate for back surgery; every patient presents a unique challenge.
That’s why we offer a unique, multi-disciplinary case review to determine the best course of treatment for you – whether or not it is a procedure that we provide.