Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
A visionary in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Frank Phillips was one of the first in Chicago to begin using these procedures in the 1990s. He specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is the latest advanced technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one inch long, incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions. MISS is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures. MISS possesses numerous benefits over the traditional spine surgery.
We provide comprehensive surgical care for spinal disorders including Neck, Middle, & Lower Back conditions using advanced Minimally Invasive Procedures to repair or replace injured areas of the spine enabling quick & safe return to activities of daily living.
Artificial cervical disc replacement is a spine surgery to replace a degenerated (deteriorated) disc in the neck with an artificial disc. Disc degeneration reduces the height of the disc and may cause a herniated disc. Herniated disc refers to a condition in which the inner central portion (nucleus pulposus) of the spinal disc is forced out through a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc.View More
Patient success stories
Learn what patients have to say about their experiences with us & get the latest news on spine treatments by Dr. Phillips.
Just two months after surgery, Dave was even able to walk comfortably in his son’s wedding. Since then, he has graduated to the activities he loves most: wreck diving, building and racing motorcycles...Read More
Just two months after surgery, Dave was even able to walk comfortably in his son’s wedding. Since then, he has graduated to the activities he loves most: wreck diving, building and racing motorcycles... Read More
John Wallner, 59, of Arlington Heights, IL, is a former D1 tennis player-turned- competitive-runner. He has always lived and breathed for physical challenges and staying active... Read More
Dr. Phillips was very professional, knowledgeable, caring. Answered my questions throughly and did not push for surgery as a first option. Although most likely will have to have the procedure he recommended. I highly recommend him for any spine problems.
Victoria Carver in Westmont Illinois
I would recommend Dr Phillips. He has performed 2 surgeries on my back, at different levels. He and his staff are wonderful. His staff are professional, friendly and easy to contact if you have any questions. Dr Phillips is the best!!
Karen in Westchester
Dr. Phillips helped me regain a normal lifestyle again! My first spinal fusion failed (performed by a different surgeon) and Dr. Phillips successfully performed my second fusion surgery and the results have been amazing. I would highly recommend him based upon my experience.
Great Doctor, was able to diagnose the problem when no other doctor could. I can't say enough about how pleased I was with the surgery.
Elgin Shupert in Frankfort, Illinois
Patient Education Videos
This videos help the patient to make difficult surgical procedures easy to understand!