The orthopedic spine service at the University of Maryland offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and non-surgical and surgical treatment of all spinal disorders.

Faculty members limit their practice to spinal disorders. With the diversity of experience and expertise afforded by our faculty, all regions of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral) are covered.

Furthermore, as part of an academic medical center, our physicians are all on the University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty.

Dr. Steven Ludwig, Dr. Daniel Gelb, Dr. Kelley Banagan, and Dr. Eugene Koh have experience treating spinal degenerative disease (such as lumbar spinal stenosis) and traumatic disorders and deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis).

We are also using minimally invasive techniques, such as a new spinal fusion technique to treat a variety of conditions, including vertebral compression fractures. We're also using the first spinal disc replacement approved by the FDA to treat patients with degenerative disc disease. These techniques tend to shorten the time patients spend in the hospital and speed recovery time as well.

Multidisciplinary Approach

The University of Maryland Spine Program – which is a part of the University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics – provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with spinal disorders affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Patients and their families are guided through the diagnosis and education of both operative and nonoperative treatment protocols by our staff, which consists of:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nutritionists
  • Nurses
  • Oncologists
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeons
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pain Management Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Doctors
  • Rheumatologists
  • Spinal Orthotists
  • Social Workers
  • Vascular Surgeons

Office Locations

For your convenience, our doctors offer patient care in multiple locations.

Fees, Billing and Insurance

Payment is due at the time the services are rendered. The University of Maryland Spine Program accepts most forms of medical insurance, including Workers Compensation, and would be glad to help you determine your particular insurance benefits and coordinate a consultation with one of our doctors.