When to Seek Care for Back Symptoms [Video]

Ask the Expert: Spine Video Series

About the video: When should I see a specialist for my back symptoms?

Summit Orthopedics spine specialists Edward Santos, M.D., and Steven Sabers, M.D., give insight about back symptoms to watch for and when to see a specialist for back pain.

Meet Edward Santos, M.D.

Dr. Santos’ approach: “I am committed to providing the best care possible for all of my patients with spine disorders. I treat each and every patient as I would treat any member of my family. I believe that patients’ concerns and expectations deserve to be heard. I also believe in the importance of having a thorough discussion of both surgical and nonsurgical options, with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function.”

Dr. Santos’ education: Dr. Santos spend many of his education years studying in the Philippines in Manila. He completed both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of the Philippines, and he finished Residency training at Philippine General Hospital. Later he participated in a number of Fellowships for advanced surgical training, including two in Adelaide, Australia, and two in Minneapolis, MN.

Meet Steven Sabers, M.D.

Dr. Sabers’ approach: “I treat my patients as I would want a family member treated, with a goal of reducing pain and improving quality of life.”

Dr. Sabers’ education: Dr. Sabers focused his education at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. There he completed not only his undergraduate studies, but also his medical degree, internship, and residency.

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