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Juan S. Uribe, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

About Juan S. Uribe, MD

Dr. Juan S. Uribe is Associate Professor and Director of the Spine Section in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Uribe is board eligible and fellowship trained in spine.

Dr. Uribe received his medical degree from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud and completed his residency at Hospital San Vicente de Paul, both in Medellin, Columbia. In addition, Dr. Uribe's education includes an internship at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and residency at the University of South Florida. He advanced his experience and skill level by a Clinical Spine Fellowship at the University of Miami.

His comprehensive approach to spine care and management focuses on minimally invasive surgical techniques. Other areas of special interest include skull base and cerebrovascular surgery and microneurosurgical anatomy.

Recent blog posts from Juan S. Uribe, MD

May 06, 2011

Can Degenerative Disc Disease Cause Nerve Problems in the Feet?

If you have degenerative disc disease (DDD), you already know that it can cause back pain, but can DDD cause other symptoms, too? Find out whether DDD can cause nerve problems in your feet.

May 06, 2011

Can Degenerative Disc Disease Go Away on Its Own?

"Can degenerative disc disease ever go away on its own—without any type of treatment? I'm 56, and I've just been diagnosed with DDD. Is there any chance this disease will ever completely go away, or is it a lifelong condition?"

May 06, 2011

Can Your Genes Cause Back Pain?

Back pain is extremely common, but can it run in families or is it more often caused by environmental factors? Find out whether there’s a link between back pain and your genes.

More from Dr. Uribe's blog "Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery "

Case Studies Presented by Juan S. Uribe, MD

Thoracolumbar Junction Osteomyelitis with Kyphotic Deformity

Presented by: A. Baaj MD, J. Uribe MD, D. Smith MD
The patient is a 54-year-old woman with a prior history of IV drug abuse. She was hospitalized in 2007 with spinal osteomyelitis at T11-T12. This was treated with IV antibiotics. She was admitted multiple times in the last several months for chronic refractory osteomyelitis (MRSA on biopsy) at T11-L1 despite prolonged courses of antiobiotics.

Traumatic Odontoid Fracture in an Elderly Female

Presented by: G. Murray MD, J. Uribe MD
The patient is a 66-year-old female who was a restrained driver in a motor vehicle accident. Her major complaint was mild left upper extremity weakness.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Spinal Deformity in a High-risk Patient

Presented by: A. Deukmedjian MD, J. Uribe MD
A 63-year-old male, active in the martial arts presents with significant lower back and bilateral lower extremity pain. His medical history places him in a high-risk surgical category.

Midthoracic Chance Fracture in a Morbidly Obese Polytrauma Patient

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, A. Deukmedjian MD

The patient is a morbidly obese 63-year-old male who presented as a polytrauma after a ground level fall onto hard concrete. He denies numbness or weakness in extremities, but elicits severe pain in his back and right hip.

L4-L5 Grade II Spondylolisthesis: Failed Laser Spine Surgery

Presented by: J. Uribe MD

A 52-year-old female with a long-standing history of low back pain and radicular pain initially presented with a grade I spondylolisthesis. She received extensive medical treatment, but it failed to control her pain. She then had “laser” surgical decompression, but her pain persists and her spondylolisthesis has progressed to a grade II.

L5-S1 Spondylolisthesis: Failed Pain Management

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, C. Burkett MD

The patient is a 51-year-old female with a history of chronic back pain. She denies any radicular pain or weakness. The patient has received extensive medical pain management, which failed to satisfactorily control her pain.

Traumatic C1 Fracture

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, R. Cardona MD

A 30-year-old male was involved in a motor vehicle accident, where he sustained a C1 fracture. The patient was neurologically intact, but complaining of neck pain.

Progressive Mid-back Pain and Difficulty Walking

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, R. Cardona MD, E. Dakwar MD

Juan Uribe, MD and his co-authors present progressively intensifying moderate to severe mid-back pain in a male. The patient reports his pain radiates anteriorly on his left side and makes walking difficult.

Lumbar Construct Failure

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, E. Dakwar MD, R. Cardona MD

This 57-year-old male, with a history of cirrhosis of the liver, presents with lumbar construct failure.

Articles Reviewed by Juan S. Uribe, MD

Slideshow 5 Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease

Medications, Physical Therapy, and Other DDD Treatments

What are your treatment options for degenerative disc disease (DDD)? This slideshow explains 5 common treatments for DDD. These treatments can help reduce back pain and other DDD symptoms.

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