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Our Approach

CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline - Neuroscience Institute is dedicated to the treatment of disorders affecting all parts of the spine anatomy: cervical. thoracic lumbar, sacral and coccyx. Our experienced program provides Coastal Bend spine surgical candidates with a personalized, comprehensive program close to home and their support system.

Our comprehensive Spine Program offers a complete continuum of care including pre-surgery education classes, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and rehabilitation. We deliver an excellent experience with quality outcomes. 

Spine Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Discectomy
  • Laminectomy/ Decompression
  • Corpectomy/ Stabilization
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Radiosurgery treatment for tumor
  • Complex treatment for advanced pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Open and Minimally Invasive Approaches
  • Micro Surgery
  • Navigational Surgery
  • MIS Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Complex stabilization and reconstruction with instrumentation for scoliosis and traumatic fracture
  • Cyberknife (for tumors)

Spine Conditions 

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical/Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Metastatic Cancer of the Spine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteomyelitis (spinal infection
  • Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spine Fractures
  • Degenerative Slippage
  • Tumor- Primary/Metastatic
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Spondylolisthesis (degenerative slippage)

Our Location

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline, Neuroscience Institute
600 Elizabeth Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

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Our Team

Matthew Alexander

Matthew Alexander, MD


Medical Director of CHRISTUS Spohn Neurological/Surgical Services

Chairman of Surgery Department, Section Chief, Neurosurgery

Dr. Melissa Macias, MD, PhD, FAANS, Neurosurgeon

Melissa Macias, MD, PhD, FAANS


Medical Director for CHRISTUS Spohn-Shoreline Neuro Trauma/Neuro Spine Services

paul schmitt

Paul Schmitt, MD, MS


Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgeon

  • Spine Safeguards
  • Spinal Fusion Treatments
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disorders