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Spinal Expertise
  • Neck & Back Pain

    Neck & Back Pain are some of the most common causes of pain and disability. Pain can be caused by injuries to the vertebrae, spinal nerves, ligaments, and muscles.

  • Herniated Discs

    Disc herniation is a condition where the central nucleus pushes through the outer edge of the disc, causing a bulge that compresses the spinal nerves.

  • Cervical/Lumbar Stenosis

    Narrowing of the spinal canal can cause compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots producing disability.

  • Adult Scoliosis

    Adult scoliosis can be the result of progressive adolescent scoliosis or can occur over time through degeneration.

  • Myelopathy

    Compression of the spinal cord can commonly produce symptoms such as falls and gait instability.

  • Spondylolisthesis

    "A Slipped disc" is the translation or sliding of vertebral bodies that can lead to back pain or compression of nerve roots.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

    Degenerative disc disease (DDD) refers to the gradual deterioration of the intervertebral discs between the vertebrae.

  • Spinal Trauma

    Spinal trauma is any accidental injury to the spine from the base of the skull to the bottom of the tail bone.

  • Spinal Infection

    Spinal Infection can occur in various locations of the spine i.e., intervertebral disc space, vertebral column, spinal canal, and nearby soft tissues.

  • Non-Operative Management of Spine Conditions

    In most cases, back pain can be resolved without surgery. The conservative treatment involves the use of therapy, pain medications and methods to reduce inflammation and restore normal function.

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) can often be done through small incisions to minimize tissue injury and accelerate recovery.

  • Revision Spine Surgery

    A procedure to correct the complications or progressive degeneration after a prior spine surgery.

  • Spinal Fusion

    Spinal fusion is the surgical procedure of uniting two vertebrae to remove painful motion between segments or to correct deformity.

  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery

    Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery that uses specialized video cameras and instruments to remove the herniated disc through very small incisions.

  • Robotic & Navigation Assisted Surgery

    Robotic spine surgery is a procedure where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic system to perform surgery to the spine.

  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction

    Complex spinal reconstruction is a major surgical procedure to correct spine deformities, scoliosis, or other postural issues.

  • Cervical Disc Replacement

    Cervical disc replacement is a motion-sparing procedure to replace a degenerative or herniated disc in the neck.

Meet

Jacob Babu M.D, M.H.A, M.S.

Dual Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Spine Surgery & Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Jacob Babu M.D.

Dr. Babu is a dual fellowship - trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting the spine and the extremities. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at Brown University where he also acquired a Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery. He then went on to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University where he completed a second fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

    Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions.

  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    Endoscopic Spine Surgery

    Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery that uses specialized video cameras and instruments to remove the herniated disc through very small incisions.

  • Robotic Spine Surgery
    Robotic Spine Surgery

    Robotic spine surgery is a procedure where your surgeon is assisted by a robotic system to perform surgery to the spine. Precision is very important when performing spine surgery.

  • Navigation Guided Spine Surgery
    Navigation Guided Spine Surgery

    Computer-assisted spine surgery is an instrument tracking technology in which the surgical instruments are viewed with the help of three-dimensional images of the spine.

  • Complex Spine Surgery
    Complex Spine Surgery

    Surgery that involves the correction of major spinal deformity including scoliosis, kyphosis or advanced degeneration.

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Dr. Babu is actively engaged in philanthropic activities domestically and internationally. On an annual basis, he spends time volunteering and providing surgical instruction to improve the delivery of medical care in developing countries... Read More

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