Spine Surgery Specialist

Portland Neurosurgery

Board Certified Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon located in Portland, OR

When you face the possibility of spine surgery, you can depend on the experience, surgical skill, and compassion of Jeffrey Johnson, MD, at Portland Neurosurgery in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Johnson specializes in listening to each patient and providing comprehensive care before, during, and after surgery. You get the ongoing medical support you need to ensure an optimal recovery, no matter how long it takes. If you have questions about spine surgery, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the convenient online booking feature today.

Spine Surgery

When might I need spine surgery?

Dr. Johnson seldom recommends spine surgery as the first line of treatment. In most cases, he starts your individualized care with nonsurgical treatments. Then you can consider surgery when all other options fail.

Many common spine conditions can be effectively treated with surgery, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Vertebral bone spurs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis (pars defect)
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)

What type of spine surgery might I need?

Dr. Johnson has years of experience performing a wide range of spinal surgeries on the neck and back. These are a few examples of the procedures he often performs:

  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Foraminotomy
  • Spinal tumor resection
  • Spinal decompression (laminectomy, laminoplasty, laminotomy)

You can also have surgery to implant a spinal cord stimulator. This innovative device can sometimes effectively relieve pain using small electrical impulses to stop pain signals from reaching your brain.


If you have questions about spine surgery, or you need help for back or neck pain, call Portland Neurosurgery to schedule an appointment or use the online booking system today.