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Spinal Cord Diseases

The spinal cord is the part of the nervous system that sends messages to the brain. Spinal cord diseases include tumors, infections, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and degenerative diseases.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Tufts MC in Boston offers expert, personalized care for people with disabilities and severe injuries.
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Spine Center

The specialists of the Spine Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston evaluate, diagnose and provide comprehensive treatment for patients with neck and back pain and other spine conditions, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and more. Learn more and request an appointment today.
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Doctors + Care Team

James Kryzanski, MD

James Kryzanski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery; Co-Chief, Division of Spine Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8585
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Epilepsy neurosurgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neurovascular surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, neurosurgical disorders in patients with achondroplasia, neurosurgical disorders in patients with Down syndrome

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Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Ron I. Riesenburger, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Spine Center; Co-Chief, Division of Spinal Surgery; Neurosurgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8484
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity and scoliosis, complex and reconstructive spine surgery

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Simcha J. Weller, MD

Simcha J. Weller, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurosurgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8686
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Complex and reconstructive cervical spine surgery, spinal microsurgery, surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy, cervical spine trauma

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Wei-Lee Liao, MD

Wei-Lee Liao, MD

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Director, Urgent Care Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Acute care inpatient rehabilitation for physiatric conditions, spinal cord injury care, stroke, cerebral palsy, head injury/traumatic brain injury

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Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Zachary W. Bohart, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Spasticity and tone management including stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury

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Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn't make you feel small. At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do. This means we're committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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