J. Rafe Sales, M.D.
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Summit Spine Institute is Portland’s leader in advanced spinal reconstruction and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our mission is to provide our patients with the best opportunity to return to their prior function, whether through nonoperative or operative care.
Some of the service we offer include:
* Artificial Disc Replacement
* Minimally Invasive Cervical and Lumbar fusions
* Spinal Microdiscectomy & Laminectomy
* XLIF/Direct lateral Spinal Fusions
* Spinal Trauma Reconstructions
* Sacroiliac (SI) Fusion
* Spinal Cord Stimulator Paddle Placements
In The News
Summit Spine is the only Portland area practice to receive the honor of being named a top 100 Spine Practice in the nation.
Summit Spine Institute (Portland, Ore.): J. Rafe Sales, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, founded Summit Spine Institute at Emanuel Hospital in 2007. The practice also has satellite clinics in Hood River and Seaside, Ore. Dr. Sales performs surgical procedures including lumbar fusion, anterior cervical corpectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar disc microsurgery, cervical posterior foraminotomy, total disc replacement, laminectomy with fusion and interspinous stabilization.
J. Rafe Sales, MD, Founder, Summit Spine Institute, Portland: In today’s ever-changing landscape, being a spine surgeon leader means being involved in all facets of spine care, including policy making. This includes working with the insurance companies and hospitals, as, like it or not, they are shaping our ability to provide care to our patients. Being involved early allows us to have a seat at the table, which in turn allows us to determine what options our patients have. With the implementation of the new healthcare law(s), it is conceivable that much of what we can offer could change rapidly. However, with spine leaders at the table, we should be able to create a well-rounded policy that benefits all parties and allows us to provide excellent spine care.