Spine Surgeon - Dr. Kern Singh, M.D.
Trusted Leader in Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spine Surgery
Dr. Singh has dedicated his career to pioneering minimally invasive, outpatient spine surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Patients from all over the U.S. and the world choose Dr. Singh for his cutting edge use of minimally invasive, outpatient surgical approaches.
Dr. Singh is also an award-winning researcher, having published his findings in numerous major medical journals. His work most recently won awards at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) annual meetings in 2013. Additionally, Dr. Singh has recently been appointed at the chairman of the spine committee for the 2017-2020 annual meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Singh was also appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in January 2017.
Your Health. Your Choices!
During your consultation, Dr. Kern Singh, M.D. will explore all of your options from new medications and outpatient 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 bringing 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
Minimally invasive spine surgery 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 back 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. 5 in nation
Traditional orthopedic surgical procedures can require long periods of recuperation, and result in unsightly scaring. Dr. Kern Singh, M.D. employs the most advanced and minimally invasive back surgery techniques while treating your pain allowing you to recuperate from your treatment faster with less scarring or bruising.
Stem Cells and Biologics
The use of stem cells and other biologic treatments are actively being studied for use in lumbar spinal fusion surgery.
Read more about the research and technology development Dr Singh is working on.