At UConn Health’s Comprehensive Spine Center, our orthopedic and neurosurgeons collaborate to bring you relief from both chronic and acute neck and back pain. Our experts provide today’s best non-surgical and surgical approaches to alleviate pain and restore function and mobility. We begin with lifestyle modifications, medications, and physical therapy, including the region’s only warm-water SwimEx therapeutic pool. When surgery is necessary, advanced technology and the latest, minimally invasive options allow our spine surgeons to make smaller incisions and achieve great accuracy. Recovery is typically faster too.
We are honored to be designated as a “Blue Distinction Center” for spine surgery and knee and hip replacement. This distinction recognizes health care facilities for their expertise in the safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of quality specialty care.
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.