Revolutionizing Spine Care

At the Center for Disc Replacement Surgery at AOR, we have been doing artificial disc replacements for over 8+ years and have helped scores of patients over the course of that time. Our extensive experience coupled with a comprehensive team approach helps to ensure that you are getting the best spine care with the best outcomes for your artificial disc replacement.

Dr. Idema and her team practice primarily in Pittsburgh PA, Washington PA, Morgantown WV, and the surrounding tri-state Area of Southwestern PA. She brings an expert dimension to the growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgery and stabilization, motion preservation techniques, innovative technologies, and MIS procedures. Her goal is to improve the motion and function of the spine while maintaining the highest quality and standards of care related to both surgical and non-surgical spine interventions. ally invasive techniques.


Your Center for Disc Replacement Spine Surgical Team

We believe in a team approach coupled with consistent, individualized care for our patients. The Center for Disc Replacement at AOR encourages each patient to be well informed by actively engaging with our patients to formulate a plan together through evidence-based medicine, cutting edge technologies, motion preservation emphasis, and minimally invasive techniques.

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Dr. Jocelyn Idema

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Katie Cushma, MS, PA-C

Orthopaedic Spine Physician Assistant


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Kayla Hess, MPAS, PA-C

Orthopaedic Spine Physician Assistant