Wesley Spine Center Wichita
At Wesley Medical Center, we understand severe and chronic back pain can take you away from the activities you love most—but we can help. We offer comprehensive spine care in Wichita from a multispecialty spine team, which includes doctors from our orthopedic department and neurosciences department.
For more information about our spine care services, please call (316) 962-3627.
Wesley offers fellowship-trained surgeons and the most advanced spine technology, including minimally invasive surgery. Our spine surgeons are leaders in their field, regularly performing and improving upon spine surgeries.
In fact, we performed over 900 spine surgeries in 2017. We may be experts, but these surgeries are not routine for us because they are not routine for you.
We provide our patients with the resources they need to have a successful operation and the best possible recovery. We are dedicated to providing you with personalized care before, during and after your surgery.When to visit the ER for back pain
Spine conditions we treat
We treat a wide range of spine disorders and conditions in Wichita, Kansas, including:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Back pain
- Bone spur
- Burst fracture
- Compression fracture
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc disorders
- Herniated disc
- Muscle strain
- Neck pain
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Pulled muscles
- Spinal fracture
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine tumor/cyst
Advanced spine surgery
Wesley Medical Center offers a spine surgery program that provides the most advanced surgical procedures with experienced, compassionate doctors, nurses and rehabilitation care staff. We also provide our patients with the resources they need to have a successful operation and the best possible outcome during their recovery.
The mission of the Wesley Spine Center is to deliver comprehensive, high-quality care to each patient undergoing an elective spine surgery using evidence-based practice in a highly collaborative environment.
Wesley is proud to be one of only 66 hospitals nationwide to offer the most advanced spine imaging technology—the O-arm™ Surgical Imaging System. The O-arm™ allows for smaller incisions, faster recovery times and better surgical outcomes. It provides surgeons with real-time, 3D and 2D images, as well as and fluoroscopic images, during surgery.
This technology obtains immediate, crisp images of your back, spine and neck bones where hardware needs to be placed so that the hardware is placed precisely in the right location. It also allows surgeons to check the hardware placement before leaving the operating room, minimizing the need for follow-up adjustment procedures.
Spine center medical director
Wesley Spine Center is led by Dr. Camden Whitaker, MD. Dr. Whitaker is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and reconstructive and revision spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Spine program navigator
We offer a spine program navigator who serves as your personal resource, educator and advocate. The navigator’s role is to help you through the process of having spine surgery, get answers to any questions you may have, coordinate communication among your healthcare team and ensure you get access to the many educational resources provided by Wesley.
Logan has worked in surgical services and with Wesley’s spine patients for 10 years. He shifted his role to become Wesley’s spine program navigator in 2017. Logan enjoys the opportunity to work with all Wesley spine patients to ensure they receive the education and information they need before and after surgery, so their focus can be on achieving their breakthroughs.
Spine surgery education class
We know that you want to be as informed as possible both before and after your spine surgery. We have found that well-informed patients feel more comfortable when they know what lies ahead, which can result in a more successful recovery.
Our Patient Education Guide is a comprehensive guide to Wesley’s spine program. The book is an important part of each patient’s preparation for surgery and recovery.
If you are considering or already scheduled to have spine surgery at Wesley, we provide an in-person class taught by our spine services team on-site at Wesley. The in-person class is a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know the facility before surgery day, and your family and friends are welcome to join you.
Classes are offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each class lasts about an hour and takes place in Wesley’s Corporate Conference Room. Please call us at (316) 962-7210 to register.