Christopher D. Sliva, MD Download PDF

Christopher D. Sliva, MD

Rockford Spine Center

2902 McFarland Road
Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61107
ph: (815) 316-2100
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Medical Education: Rush University (Chicago, IL)

Internship(s): Orthopedic Surgery - University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA; 1999-2000)

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery - University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA; 2000-2004)

Fellowship(s): Spine Surgery - William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI; 2004-2005)

Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Certification(s): Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Areas of Expertise: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Adult & Pediatric Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Deformities, Revision Spinal Surgery, Spinal Tumors, Spine Trauma

Professional Memberships: Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society

Publications: "Intra-Wound Application of Vancomycin for Prophylaxis in Instrumented Thoracolumbar Fusions" (Spine; February 2011), "Treatment of Instability and Spondylolisthesis: Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment" (Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research 443: 222-227; February 2006), "Complications of Lumbar Spine Surgery" (In Complications Monograph - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2006)

Philosophy of Care: "I approach every patient as an individual, each requiring a unique and customized approach in their evaluation and treatment plan. I understand spinal disorders are complex, requiring thoughtful discussions to provide information to patients on all treatment options. Surgery is offered to carefully selected patients if other non-operating treatments fail. When surgery is offered, the least invasive approach is utilized. This philosophy leads to the best possible outcomes for our patients."


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Associated with: OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center