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Dr. Michael Roh and team attend conference on cervical spine surgery
Posted on: December/09/2019
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh and his team recently attended the Cervical Spine Research Society’s 47th Annual Meeting in New York City, where topic highlights included cervical disc replacements and management of asymptomatic spinal cord compression.


Retail store manager tackles intense pain after minimally invasive back surgery
Posted on: November/20/2019
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Mark McDonnell could hardly walk or drive because of intense pain along his right side for several months in 2018.


Rockford Spine Center Physicians Receive On-Time Doctor Award from Vitals
Posted on: November/15/2019
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Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., Fred Sweet, M.D., and Marie Walker, M.D., were recently recognized by Vitals with the On-Time Doctor Award for 2019. This is the sixth consecutive year the physicians have received this award.


Rockford Spine Center Doctors Named to America’s Most Honored Professionals List
Posted on: October/22/2019
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Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D. and Fred Sweet, M.D. were recently named to the America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019 list.


Rock Falls teen navigates scoliosis diagnosis with dedication and dance
Posted on: October/17/2019
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A routine pediatrician visit back in 2015 led Taylor Brown to not only learn about scoliosis but also educate others about the condition through her love of dance.


Rockford Spine Center surgeon attends scoliosis meeting
Posted on: October/04/2019
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently attended an international scoliosis conference where world experts gathered to discuss the treatment of scoliosis and complex spinal deformity.


Illinois Senator Dave Syverson returns to active lifestyle after back surgeries
Posted on: September/26/2019
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When he is not working in Springfield, Illinois Senator Dave Syverson enjoys playing regular games of basketball and baseball, but a recent back injury sidelined him from his normal active routine.


Rockford Spine Center Doctors Receive Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award
Posted on: September/10/2019
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Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., and Fred Sweet, M.D. were recently recognized with the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award. The doctors have been named to the list for seven years in a row. Only 4%-5% of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor.


Rockford Spine Center continues partnership with Rockford IceHogs medical network
Posted on: September/05/2019
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Rockford Spine Center will continue to serve as a member of the Rockford IceHogs Medical Network for the 2019-2020 season. Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., Fred Sweet, M.D., and Marie Walker, M.D. are members of the secondary medical network as the team’s orthopedic spine specialists.


Rockford teacher celebrates 10th anniversary of successful spine surgery
Posted on: August/29/2019
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It’s been more than a decade since Caroline Kelly Wright was regularly swapping walking for crawling because intense back pain interfered with her ability to stand.


Rockford Spine Center doctors receive Compassionate Doctor recognition from Vitals
Posted on: August/20/2019
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Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., and Fred Sweet, M.D. were recently recognized by Vitals with the Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year the physicians have received this award.


Patient's spine surgery journey includes house call via plane
Posted on: August/08/2019
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Beth Goetsch thought of Dr. Fred Sweet immediately when her lower back issues and nerve pain returned nearly 20 years after they’d first met.


Rockford Spine Center Doctors Honored with Patients’ Choice Award
Posted on: July/24/2019
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Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., Fred Sweet, M.D., and Marie Walker, M.D., were recently recognized by Vitals with the prestigious Patient’s Choice Award for 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year all four physicians have received this award.


Spine surgery gives Roscoe woman her life back
Posted on: June/28/2019
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When 63-year-old Roscoe resident Susan Russell experienced back pain so intense that she could no longer get on and off her motorcycle, she knew it was time to seek professional medical treatment.


Growing rods help Wisconsin girl with scoliosis diagnosis
Posted on: June/17/2019
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Dana Horak trusted her instincts about her daughter’s back issue, which started the journey of navigating scoliosis diagnosis and treatment.


Minimally invasive surgery gets Rockford man back to work and family without pain
Posted on: May/23/2019
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Jake Bradt can easily recall when his back pain became a problem and would go on to affect the next two years of his life.


RSC surgeon trains on lower back surgical technique
Posted on: May/21/2019
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Christopher Sliva recently traveled to Seattle for training on a minimally invasive surgical technique to help people suffering from lower back issues.


RSC surgeon speaks on 'game-changer' medication
Posted on: April/16/2019
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently spoke with physicians at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine about his work with a medication that helps patients better manage post-operative pain.


Barbados woman calls Rockford Spine surgeon a 'godsend' after fixing back pain
Posted on: April/07/2019
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A back injury derailed Cynthia Jemmott’s quality of life in Barbados with no hope of improvement for several years.


Father gets back to living, free from spine pain and opioids
Posted on: April/05/2019
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Zeb Lappin easily recalls the day his back went out – Oct. 13, 2013. He was working out doing squats when something happened that caused excruciating pain.


RSC doctor flies plane to Canada to help CEO with back injury
Posted on: April/05/2019
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Jeff Kaney’s business is aerospace but he never expected an airplane ride to be crucial to his recovery from a back injury.


Back on the slopes after minimally invasive surgery
Posted on: April/03/2019
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Kevin Finnegan loves to exercise. For many years, he enjoyed weight-training along with a full range of sporting activities. His back periodically would bother him, which he attributed to poor form while lifting weights. But five years ago, in the middle of a tennis game, he found himself having intense pain in the back, buttock and leg.


Surgery Publication Highlights Work of Dr. Fred Sweet
Posted on: December/05/2018
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Fred Sweet was the senior author on an important study about antibiotic use during surgery, a writeup of which recently appeared in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Rockford Spine Center Continues Partnership with Rockford IceHogs Medical Network
Posted on: November/21/2018
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Rockford Spine Center will continue to serve as a member of the Rockford IceHogs Medical Network for the 2018-2019 season. Dr. Michael Roh, Dr. Christopher Sliva and Dr. Fred Sweet are members of the secondary medical network as the team’s orthopedic spine specialists.


A Rockford Spine Center first: Patient recovers from back surgery with non-opioid pain plan
Posted on: November/20/2018
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John Frana knows health care, and when he needed back surgery, he looked to Rockford Spine Center to help him develop a recovery plan that didn’t include the use of opioid pain medication.

Frana, 73, is a longtime national consultant for community health centers as president of theFranaGroup in Rockford. He was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease about three years ago and sought out four opinions about his condition. Frana did the research because if surgery was necessary, he only wanted it done once.


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