Spine surgery is the surgical specialty devoted to the restoration and preservation of spine function by managing disorders of the spine with both non-operative and complex operative treatment modalities. Spine surgery is a unique subspecialty of neurosurgical or orthopaedic surgery.


The American Board of Spine Surgery was formed in 1997 as a non-profit independent certification organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical/surgical community by addressing the special needs of the unique specialty of spine surgery.

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