Dr. Michael Steinhaus
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery for adult and pediatric patients with cervical, thoracic, & lumbar spine disorders.
About Dr. Steinhaus
Dr. Steinhaus completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University followed by medical school at Columbia University. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery, which is ranked #1 in the country. He has published extensively in the field of spine and orthopedics with >100 published articles, book chapters, and presentations which he has given to other spine surgeons nationally and internationally. Dr. Steinhaus has been consistently recognized by patients, colleagues, and hospital staff for his devotion to the field and empathy and compassion in patient care, receiving numerous awards and induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He was also selected by the North American Spine Society (NASS) in their "20 Under 40" list of top spine surgeons in the country.
Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery is the use of cutting edge technology to provide maximal benefit while minimizing pain and complications of surgery. It involves the use of specialized equipment to perform spinal surgery through small (<1 inch) incisions.
MISS has numerous benefits, including less pain, less blood loss, lower infection risk, faster recovery, and smaller scars. These procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis, with no need for a hospital stay.
Dr. Steinhaus will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and least invasive treatment strategy. His goal is to get you back to doing what you love, and to avoid surgery when possible.
When surgery is necessary, he focuses on minimally invasive, motion-preserving techniques which allow for less pain and faster recovery.
Prior to considering surgery, Dr. Steinhaus typically recommends nonoperative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, injections, and other modalities to improve symptoms without surgery.
Should you require surgery, Dr. Steinhaus has trained extensively to perform cutting-edge techniques to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.