Top Docs 2012 Guide

Spero, Lane D.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Essential Information

Address 245 Alvord Park Rd.
Torrington, CT 6790
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Dr. Lane D. Spero, who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, is one of only a few orthopedic surgeons in Connecticut performing total lumbar disc replacement surgery, a procedure in which a damaged disc is removed and replaced with an artificial one. “This type of surgery is so gratifying,” says Dr. Spero. “I am able to take away the diseased portion, ultimately keeping patients mobile. My goal is to make the patient feel better, and I gain a great sense of satisfaction when I achieve that goal.” Patients usually come to him with lower back pain, pinched nerves, and pain in the arms and legs. One of six doctors at Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, Dr. Spero says, “As a spinal surgeon, I take care of complex problems that need more than one area of expertise. My goal was always to build a comprehensive spine center with the ability to deal with operable and nonoperable spine problems. We have that now with our team of doctors, physician assistants and physical and rehabilitation therapists.”
Dr. Spero earned his medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed residencies in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., and a spine fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as chief of spine and scoliosis service at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, he has authored a number of professional articles related to spine injury and surgery.
Dr. Spero notes that the Internet—and the amount of information available to patients—is one of the more noticeable changes affecting the way medicine is practiced today. “This can be good and bad, because not all of this information is accurate,” he says. “My role as a physician is to educate patients about their problems, and to inform them about their options, both surgically and nonsurgically. “

Additional Information

Practice: Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, LLP

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Bristol Hospital
University of Connecticut Medical Center
New Britain Hospital
Middlesex Hospital

Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Spero, Lane D. - Torrington, CT

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