Utah’s Spine Specialists

Your Back Doctor of Choice for Exceptional Orthopedic Care

At Heiden Orthopedics, we know that living through the trauma of a back or spine injury can be painful and scary. The affect a serious back injury or spine condition can have on your life is considerable — which is why our spine specialists place a premium on getting you back to health as quickly and as safely as possible.

Our back surgeons actively work with you to make sure you understand your injury and all of your treatment options. Only once you’re comfortable moving forward, will we design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique injury and recovery goals.

Take the First Step to Wellness

If you’re experiencing back pain or struggling with a spinal injury, our team of orthopedic spine specialists can help.

The Heiden Orthopedic Approach

Whether you’re suffering from a compression fracture, scoliosis, a herniated disc or any other painful back or spine condition, our orthopedic spine surgeons will guide you through the recovery process, one step at a time.

Whenever possible, our orthopedic spine specialists will opt to treat common back and spine injuries with non-surgical methods. However, some injuries and conditions do require surgery to ensure a full recovery.

Utah's Premier Orthopedic Back and Spine Surgeons

Dr. Richard Zipnick is an accomplished orthopedic spine surgeon with three decades of surgical experience. He works with his patients, colleges and staff to treat spinal disorders and injuries through innovative, yet conservative, therapies. He prefers to treat his patients with as minimally invasive procedures as is medically possible. When he’s not treating his patients, you can find him on the mountain snowboarding or biking, at the beach catching waves or behind the lens of his camera.

Dr. Kenneth Yonemura is a neurosurgeon who specialized in complex spine and peripheral nerve disorders. After completing his residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, he went on to complete a spinal surgery fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Since then, Dr. Yonemura has been active in research, teaching and developing minimally-invasive techniques for the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc disease.

Common Back and Spine Injuries Treated

We treat the following conditions. Please note this is not a complete list.

  • Compression Fracture (Trauma)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc – Cervical
  • Herniated Disc – Lumbar
  • Osteosarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis – Cervical
  • Stenosis – Lumbar
  • Tumors

Our Back and Spine Specialists

Richard Zipnick, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon