Sarah Woodrow, MD, a neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Neurosurgery, encourages patients to explore other treatments before undergoing spinal operations due to the complexity of the surgery. She specializes in trauma injuries of the neck and spine, neck and spine pain, and spinal surgery. Dr Woodrow notes that minimally invasive surgery is an option for certain patients that offers a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and potentially less blood loss.