SpineMost people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. For some individuals, surgery is the best option for relieving their symptoms. At University of Utah Health, we have nationally recognized neurosurgeons who are experts in treating spine and back disorders. Combined with the expertise of our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, the spine surgery program at University of Utah Health is the most comprehensive in the region, offering both pre and post-operative care.

We treat all types of spine and spine-related disorders—from the more common to the most complex. We specialize in upper, mid, and lower back pain; spinal deformity; and scoliosis. We also have experts that treat spine fractures, spinal cord injuries, and tumors of the spine.


  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Dynamic stabilization
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Lumbar disc replacement/ arthroplasty
  • Microscopic spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Motion preservation surgery


  • Back pain
  • Degenerative spine/vertebral conditions
  • Disc pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Revision and reconstructive spine surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Spine decompression
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine fusion
  • Spine pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine/spinal cord tumor
  • Spine/spinal cord trauma
  • Spondylosis

Erica F. Bisson, MD, MPH

Patient Rating:


4.4 out of 5

Dr. Erica Bisson specializes in complex spine surgery with a focus on cervical disease (neck pain) , utilizing both novel artificial disc and fusion technology. She also treats patients with spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and degenerative spinal conditions (neck and back pain). Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She al... Read More

Robert Bollo, MD, MS, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Dr. Robert Bollo specializes in pediatric neurosurgery: Epilepsy surgery, Brain tumors, spine surgery, Spinal cord tumors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hydrocephalus.Dr. Bollo completed his undergraduate study at Harvard University before receiving his MD degree at Boston University School of Medicine Magna Cum Laude. He then completed an internship as... Read More

Mark A. Mahan, MD

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Dr. Mahan specializes in complex peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery and neurologic reconstruction for diseases such as spasticity, spinal cord injury, nerve injury and stroke. Dr. Mark Mahan is a neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal disorders. He completed his residency at the internationally recognized Barrow Neurologi... Read More

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD

Fumisuke Matsuo, MD is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Neurology. His main expertise as a clinical electroencephalographer is to develop and evaluate clinical neurophysiological testings in the assessment of episodic neurobehavior symptoms, and application to separating epileptic seizures from non-epileptic events. Recent research ... Read More


Neurology, EEG, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Monitoring, Seizures


A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Sara McEvoy, MPAS

Patient Rating:


4.7 out of 5

Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous few years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. She has a strong interest in academic research and is involved in several clinical studies... Read More

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
University Orthopaedics Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 587-7109

Other Locations

Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 234-8585
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 213-4500