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SPINE CARE

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NECK AND BACK SURGEON

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DR. MICHAEL W. CLUCK
EXPERT IN MINIMALLY 
INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
RESTORING QUALITY OF LIFE

At Bay Area Spine Care we provide our patients with the highest level of care using sophisticated technology combined with empathy and compassion. Bay Area Spine Care is focused on diagnosing the problem, educating patients about their options and recommending an individualized treatment plan to achieve patient goals. We take care of the details so you can get back to enjoying life. 

 

Michael w. CLuCK MD, PHD, FAAOS

Dr. Michael W. Cluck is a recognized expert in the surgical management of spinal disorders including herniated cervical and lumbar discsspinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, arthroplasty (disc replacement), and spinal stabilization and fusion for traumatic and degenerative spinal instability and deformity. 

In 2018 he received a faculty appointment with UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery as an Associate Clinical Professor, teaching fellows and residents. 

Dr. Cluck has performed over 3000 spine surgeries and has become a highly sought after expert in his field, speaking at national conferences, teaching minimally invasive surgery to other spine surgeons and consulting with medical device companies. 

Dr. Cluck received his Bachelor Of Arts with a double major in Physiology and Cell Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. He then earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology while simultaneously earning his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Southern California, one of the most prestigious orthopedic programs in the country. Upon graduation, he completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Henry Bohlman, the "Father of Contemporary Spine Surgery", who was an innovator in the world of spine surgery. 

 

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

NECK PAIN

SPINAL DEFORMITIES

BACK PAIN

Minimally Invasive surgery

For years, traditional spine surgery involved making a large incision the length of the back to spread or “retract” the back muscles and access the spine. This open surgery technique provides easy access to the spinal anatomy, but retraction can damage spinal muscles and lead to significant post-operative pain. Open spine surgeries also result in more blood loss, a larger scar and longer recovery.

Open surgeries are still preferred in some cases, but many conditions can now be treated using advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive spine surgery allows Dr. Cluck to accomplish the same surgical outcome as more traditional open techniques, but without the need for large incisions and muscle damage.

 

Advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery include:

  • Reduced operative time

  • Less soft-tissue damage

  • Less painful surgical incisions

  • Reduced blood loss

  • Faster recovery with less post-operative pain

  • Shorter hospital stays

  • Cosmetically preferred with smaller scars

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2516 Samaritan Drive, Suite B

San Jose, CA 95124

Phone: 408.295.2200 | Fax: 408.295.2202

office@bayareaspinecare.com

Hours of Operation

Monday & Wednesday: CLOSED 

 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm

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Bay Area Spine Care is easiy accessible from San Jose, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Fremont, Union City, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, and Milpitas. Get in touch with us to discuss the solution to your back and spine care.

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