Spiro B. Antoniades, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in spine surgery. Dr. Antoniades is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are clinical orthopaedic surgery and spinal disorders.
Dr. Antoniades’ philosophy follows a disciplined approach, with focus on:
- Taking time to listen and understand the patient’s reason for seeking care, in their own words.
- Examining the patient carefully and thoroughly.
- Developing a personalized treatment plan, favoring initial conservative management, whenever possible.
- Delivering caring and thorough follow-up.
- Maintaining an open and direct line of communication with patients and their families.
Dr. Antoniades has practiced spinal surgery in the Baltimore metropolitan area since 1999 and sees patients at MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.
- Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
- Internship: General Surgery MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
- Medical School and Undergraduate School Johns Hopkins University
Spinal Infection (Vertebral Osteomyelitis)
Spine Infections are also referred to as Vertebral Osteomyelitis and are fairly rare as cause of back pain in young healthy people. The elderly and immunocompromised are at risk for this type of spinal condition.Read More »
The nerves running along the thoracic and lumbar areas of your spine may become irritated due to disc material bulging out from between the vertebrae. The associated pain may or may not radiate out to other parts of the body.Read More »
Kyphosis causes your spine to curve so much that your body is hunched and rounded. Postural kyphosis results from bad posture and slouching and is often less severe. Other types of kyphosis can cause deformities to individual vertebrae and more…Read More »
Back Fracture (break)
The spinal vertebrae are spongier and less dense than the other bones in your body in order to accommodate movements like bending and twisting. This also means they are more vulnerable to fracture. A spinal fracture in the thoracic or…Read More »
Tumors that grow on or near the bones of the spine or around the spinal cord can disrupt the line of communication between the spinal cord and the brain. Spinal tumors can originate in the spine, or spread to the…Read More »
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis A common cause of lower back and leg pain is lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our spines change. The normal effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal…Read More »
Spondylolisthesis (stress fracture causing vertebrae to slip out of position)
Lumbar Spondylolisthesis In spondylolisthesis, one of the vertebra in the spine slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back. In some people, this causes no symptoms at…Read More »
Herniated Disc (Back)
Lumbar Herniated Disc Many patients with back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the lower extremity muscles are diagnosed with a herniated disc. When a disc herniation occurs, the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebrae is pushed outside its…Read More »
At MedStar Union Memorial Orthopaedics, our goal is to relieve your back pain and restore your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. One of the best ways to ensure you get an accurate and complete diagnosis is to describe your…Read More »
Neck Fracture (break)
The spinal vertebrae are spongier and less dense than the other bones in your body in order to accommodate movements like bending and twisting. This also means they are more vulnerable to fracture. A spinal fracture occurs when one of…Read More »
Herniated Disc (Neck)
Between the spinal bones (vertebrae) in your neck are pads of cartilage called discs. Natural use or strain can cause a disc to rupture (leak) or slip out of place (herniate). When a disc weakens, parts of it can shift…Read More »
Cervical stenosis is a common cause of neck pain, especially in older patients. It is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck area or upper part of the spine. This narrowing places pressure on the spinal…Read More »
Sciatica occurs when a herniated disk puts pressure on or damages the sciatic nerve, which supports the muscles and controls sensation in the leg and foot. Those with sciatica often feel leg cramping, burning, weakness, numbness, and tingling as well…Read More »