About The Spine Center

About The Spine Center

The Spine Center at Cookeville Regional offers patients cutting-edge knowledge and technology in the treatment options provided by highly qualified specialists. Those suffering from back pain and spine disorders can be treated close to home. Spine procedures often involve multiple office visits: initial consultation, exam, surgery, post-operative visits, and rehabilitation. Cookeville Regional brings the services of the specialists at The Spine Center right to your own backyard.

The Spine Center at Cookeville Regional is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment to the patients of the Upper Cumberland. Keeping in tune with the latest technology is part of that commitment. The highly trained specialists of the neurosurgeons on staff at Cookeville Regional strive to provide the latest treatments for their patients. What do our specialists have to say about The Spine Center?

“At The Spine Center of Cookeville Regional, we perform cutting edge surgery that is typically only seen in large cities such as New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Patients benefit from the state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating room and the neurosurgical nursing unit with highly specialized staff for post-operative patients. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center allows neuroscience patients to recover and have therapy sessions locally.” Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, M.D



Procedures We Perform

Cervical (Neck)

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Cervical Foramenotomy

Lumbar (Lower Back)

  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Foramenotomy
  • Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery



  • Craniotomy for Tumor and Hematomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Pituitary Surgery

  Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Ulnar Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Nerve Release


  • Carotid Endarterectomy


Conditions We Treat

  • Brain Tumors
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Carotid Occlusive Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Many of the spine surgeries that we do today can be done through a minimally invasive approach.