Spine Center

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The Spine Center at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is designed to provide our back, neck, and spine patients comprehensive education and exceptional care through the combined knowledge, experience, and expertise of our three fellowship-trained surgeons.

Welcome to our Spine Center

Working exclusively with the back, neck, and spine, our surgeons integrate all aspects of specialized care by collectively combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise as the foundation of our Spine Center at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists.

Our three board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Powers, Dr. Shuster, and Dr. Tohmeh, are fellowship-trained in spine surgery and have dedicated their practices to this specialized field of study. With their commitment to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our three surgeons are the most highly skilled back, neck, and spine surgeons in the area. 

With the focus of providing our patients a seamless movement across a continuum of back, neck, and spinal care, our surgeons are accompanied by two pain management specialists and an anesthesiologist.

Patient Consultation

The Spine Center at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists provides our back, neck, and spine patients access to consultation Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with a dedicated phone number 509-444-6325. This access is in addition to our coverage of back, neck, and spine surgical emergencies at area emergency departments.

Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographic, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.  

To schedule a consultation with one of our Spine Center surgeons, please call 509-444-6325, or complete the appointment request box.


Surgery Preparation

Please visit our comprehensive surgery preparation section for tips and information on preparing for your surgery.

Preparing  for  My  Surgery