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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Boston, MA
36 years experience male

Locations

Scott G Tromanhauser, MD, PC

Boston, MA

Address

New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Tromanhauser is a practicing orthopaedic spine surgeon and integral part of hospital leadership as Medical Director of Orthopaedic Spine Programs at the New England Baptist Hospital (The Baptist). The orthopaedic spine team he works with delivers top notch care from the time a patient checks in to discharge. All pre and post operative services are delivered with the utmost professionalism and care. The Baptist is well known for providing compassionate care with patient outcomes consistently ranked in the top tier of the nations hospitals. Dr. Tromanhauser is charged with ensuring the spine programs maintain and continuously improve on all facets of care and service to patients and are accessible to health plans and employer.

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
29 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Several options: First, see a spine specialist. There are physiatrists, who are M.D.'s that don't do surgery but manage non-operative care(start there) and there are s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
It varies....: All discs degenerate with age. As one doctor said, this is not really a disease. The disease part is the pain that can result for some patients. Why s... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Question?: Not sure what you are asking. It is possible to have degenerative changes in your discs even at your tender age of 30. My guess is that the "herniatio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Second opinion: If the surgery is for spondylosis, which just means degeneration, then get at least one other opinion. If the main complaint is back pain then laminec... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
It's possible: There are some findings on physical exam of the knee that would give your orthopaedic surgeon an "impression" that you have a meniscal tear. The best ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
See your doctor: Extreme pain is never good and you deserve to have that treated or at least evaluated. Always start with your pcp. If not available it's ok to seek ca... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Viral infection: It sounds like the thumping in your ear is the result of fluid in the middle ear. This is likely caused by a respiratory viral infection since you al... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Not a good score: Clearly, your score is worsening. You should seek the help of a physician who takes special interest in treating osteoporosis. Unfortunately, there ar... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Don't sit so much: That may seem obvious but we were not meant to sit all day. Make sure your chair is comfortable and that your arms are at a good position for your key... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Unproven but...: This therapy may be helpful for some people but there are no valid scientific studies that support it. Just because there are no studies doesn't mean ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
No: Running will not hurt your spine. You might create some discomfort but that is usually not a sign of damage. You can decide if it's worth it.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly : It could come from your spine but less likely if the symptoms are only in your foot and not radiating down the leg. There are nerve entrapment syndrom... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Likely spinal: Without scans can't be sure but given your age might be spinal stenosis but make sure you follow up to be sure it's not something worse.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
See a spine doctor: You should be evaluated by a spine specialist. Best if they specialize in scoliosis. You will need an exam and maybe x-rays to measure the curve. Don'... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
General fitness: If you are overweight then simply eat sensibly and exercise all body parts and you should loose weight and likely wind up with thinner legs and thighs... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Posture or curvature: If you mean there is a curve in your spine, when looking from behind, then you may have scoliosis. Have you pcp take a look. If by posture you mean th... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: Those conditions don't quite fit together. Seek specialist care. A spine physiatrist is a good start or neurologist.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Find a neurosurgeon: Since you are in the boston area i suggest you see dr. Larry borges at mgh. (http://www.Massgeneral.Org/neurosurgery/doctors/doctor.Aspx?Id=16576) he... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Clarify???: It is not clear what you are referring to when you mention "table 11.1 4c" i suggest you try asking your question differently.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Cyst, endometriosis: Although, I am not an ob/gyn i would suggest that you see your gyn and discuss the possibility of an ovarian cyst or endometriosis.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Change something: It sounds like you are in a rut. Time to change what you are doing. A different exercise routine or at a different time of day if possible. Pay carefu... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
You need evaluation: You can try heat or ice. If it hurts to move your shoulder it could be a problem there. If it's bad enough, see your pcp or a spine physiatrist. There... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Cook: Cook your own food from fresh ingredients. Minimize use of canned or boxed food and take-out.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
See a specialist: That term refers to a curvature of the spine. There are several reasons for that but an evaluation by a spine specialist is in order. I would suggest ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
2 different problems: If you are familiar with the neck stiffness but the other symptoms are new, give your primary care doc a call if the symptoms have been there for more... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
See a spine doctor: At your age you shouldn't have back pain every day. Go see an orthopaedic spine surgeon or a spine physiatrist and have an evaluation. You probably do... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Get help : If the pain is severe and persistent then seek help. You deserve to have your pain evaluated. Start with you pcp. You can always consider seeing a spi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Seek help: If the pain keeps coming back despite your appropriate rest and time then you should probably see a doctor and have simple x-rays and perhaps an mr.I.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Dominant side?: If this is on your dominant side then it sounds like you just have an overuse issue. Rest for a few days and it should get better.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Many poss. causes : Given your age, degenerative causes predominate. I'll assume you did not suffer a trauma to your neck. Infection could also cause neck pain but much l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Probably not: I hope not because we wouldn't want to discourage anyone from smoking cessation ;-) unless you just quit smoking and are coughing a lot, which does h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
6 m to 1 year: There are phases to recovery. The soft tissues around your spine will heal in 3-4 months. Pain from the surgery is better in 6 weeks. The bony fusion ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Likely back problem: Could be two problems. Hernias don't cause back pain. Although back pain could radiate around to the lateral hip and possibly into the front of you h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Possible, unlikely: If your renal cyst was found incidentally and not because of symptoms then it is probably not related to your low back pain. Generally renal cysts don... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Both are helpful: P.T and exercise can be helpful and in fact the best type of p.T. For back problems is an exercise based program. Hands on, passive therapy is not lik... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Swelling may persist: Swelling within the cord is unusual. Not sure what you mean by that. Changes can occur in the cord from injury, either trauma, disc herniation or sten... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
See a neurologist: If you haven't done it already, go see a neurologist. If you have done so, get a second opinion.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Trochanter Bursitis: Depending on your age and common in women, is a type of bursitis that affects the trochanteric bursa. This bursa sits just over the outside of your hi... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Wait at a few days: Low back problems shouldn't cause shoulder pain. If you weren't injured then wait at least a few days, make yourself comfortable, use ice or heat and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Treatment or cause?: Do you mean as a treatment or as a cause of archnoiditis? Certainly, gastrografin is not meant to be used in the spine and can cause arachnoiditis. I'... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
May be sciatica: If by muscle and nerve pain you mean pain going down your leg then you may have sciatica from a herniated disc. It is common to have back pain as the ... Read More

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Sep 11, 2013
Excellent, thoughtful, and knowledgeable surgeon!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tromanhauser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tromanhauser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! yes thats exactly what happened with me; two large pieces were removed and i still have the pain. its much better than before though. thank you doc
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, my back and side feel a little better, I can't take Advil so that also makes it difficult.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your answer was very helpful!! I will heed your advice and only go to ER if pain becomes unbearable.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL
Completed 1991

Awards

Best Doctors 2005/6, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/2013
Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeon , First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute
North American Spine Society
Lumbar Spine Research Society
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