World Class Spine Care Close To Home

Jocelyn Idema, DO is a fellowship-trained, board-certified, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in the greater South Hills of Pittsburgh and Washington, Pennsylvania, as well as Morgantown, West Virginia.
She brings an expert dimension to the growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgery and stabilization, motion preservation techniques, innovative technologies, and MIS procedures. Her goal is to improve the motion and function of the spine while maintaining the highest quality and standards of care related to both surgical and non-surgical spine interventions.
As an Orthopedic Specialist in Spine Surgery, Dr. Idema believes in a team approach coupled with consistent, individualized care for her patients. She encourages her patients to be well informed by actively engaging with her patients to formulate a plan together through evidence-based medicine, cutting edge, motion preservation, and minimally invasive techniques.
-Cervical Spondylosis
-Degenerative Scoliosis
-Herniated Cervical Disc
-Herniated Lumbar Disc
-Low Back (Lumbar) Pain
-Spine Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis)
-Spinal Stenosis
-Workers Compensation Injuries
-Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion ( ACDF )
-Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ( ALIF )
-Artificial Disc Replacement
-Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery (CDR or TDR)
-Cervical Spondylosis Surgery
-Discectomy/Partial Discectomy
-Herniated Cervical Disc Surgery
-Lower Back (Lumbar) Back Surgery
-Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery (TDR or LDR)
-Lumbar Laminectomy
-Lumbar Microdiscectomy
-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
-Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ( PLIF )
-Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
-Sciatica Treatment
-Scoliosis Treatment
-Spinal Cord Stimulation/Neuromodulation Placement
-Spinal Stenosis Surgery
-Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion ( TLIF )
-Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion ( XLIF )
“I believe in team work and hard work, both of which will always carry the day and usually the best outcomes.  In this day of age, we are bombarded with a lot of information from not only the web, but TV, Radio, and word-of-mouth.  It’s hard to differentiate what is fact and what is fiction.”


Hopefully, this site will prove to be a valuable resource in the care of your nonsurgical and surgical spinal conditions.  I’ve included resources for common spine conditions, including spinal fusion, herniated disc, slipped discs, neck pain, neck surgery, back surgery, and other patient resources including post-operative instructions to used as a guideline following spine surgery, and finally some additional guidelines and resources for providers.

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World-Class Spine Care Close To Home! 

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Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon