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Spine Institute

  • The Spine Institute is an Abbott Northwestern Hospital Center of Excellence dedicated to the comprehensive management of spinal diseases and disorders.

    National and international reputation

    Annually, the staff in the Spine Institute treats more than 4,000 patients from around the world. Every year, we perform the largest number of spine procedures in the United States. This breadth of experience contributes to our national and international reputation as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of spine-related disorders.

    One of America's best hospitals for spine care

    Abbott Northwestern is ranked the top hospital in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region and has been named as one of America's best hospitals in Orthopedics and Neurology & Neurosurgery since 2005. Learn more.

    Our partners in care

    Working together with these partners, we provide comprehensive care for spine patients:

    Overview and Outcomes Report

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    At Abbott Northwestern’s Spine Institute, the breadth and experience among the physicians and other health care professionals ensures the most optimal outcomes and advanced care options for patients. View full report.


    Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery

    Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. The selection criteria for the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery was developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations and include a comprehensive evaluation of structure, process, and outcome measures. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery demonstrate a commitment to quality care and offer comprehensive inpatient spinal surgical services, including discectomy, fusion, and decompression procedures. To be selected for this designation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital had to demonstrate excellent performance with prevention of post-operative infections, use of evidenced based medical guidelines, post-op pain management, physician credentialing and training, and low rates of re-admission following surgery, to name just a few.

    Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To learn more about Blue Distinction®, please visit www.bcbs.com or contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


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