Spine Center

Spine Center

The Spine Center of Saint Anne’s Hospital provides advanced, coordinated care for conditions of the neck, back and spine. Our combined expertise in neurosurgery, physiatry (physical medicine), pain management, physical and occupational therapy, and nurse navigation ensures that patients are seen by the most appropriate specialist, right from the start.

Spine Center

Locations in Dartmouth, Fall River and Swansea, MA
855-980-2225 (toll-free) or 508-689-3400


The Spine Center at Saint Anne's Hospital

Diagnosis and coordination of care for spine conditions can be challenging for patients and their primary care providers. At the Spine Center, we streamline this process, with an experienced multidisciplinary team to diagnose spine disorders and develop individual treatment plans.

A nurse navigator works with providers and patients to coordinate treatment from referral through recovery. From the first visit, we collaborate with each patient to decide on the best treatment option. Often, this is not surgery. See below for examples of the range of treatments available.Spine awards - Joint Commission & Blue Cross Blue Shield

Our expert team provides the latest in non-surgical interventions. We also offer robotic-assisted, minimally invasive spine surgery, including the first-in-Massachusetts ExcelsiusGPSTM robotic-assisted navigation system for spinal surgery. In addition, our spinal surgery program is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal” certification for spinal surgery, and earned our most recent re-certification in 2021. We've also earned the Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Learn more from Dr. Charles Kanaly, chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery and medical director of The Spine Center of Saint Anne's Hospital.


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Spine Center brochure
The Spine Center of Saint Anne’s Hospital provides advanced care for conditions of the neck, back and spine. To learn more, download our brochure.
Excelsius GPS robotic-assisted surgery for spine care brochure
First in Massachusetts: Saint Anne's is leading the way in navigation-guided, robotic-assisted spine surgery
Learn how Excelsius GPS navigation-guided, robotic-assisted surgery can help patients with spine conditions such as degenerative disk disease, fracture, or spinal stenosis.

Conditions We Treat

  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Nerve injury
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Disc herniation
  • Fractured spine
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal stenosis


  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Physical conditioning and rehabilitative programs
  • Behavioral medicine components, including relaxation training, stress management and pain reduction training
  • Psychological interventions for depression and anxiety and pain-coping responses
  • Medication management
  • Spinal injection
  • Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
  • Diagnostic discography
  • Percutaneous discectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Surgical decompression and discectomy
  • Spinal fusion and instrumentation
  • "ExcelsiusGPS" robotic navigation system for minimally invasive surgery

Our Team