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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spine Surgeon G. Alexander Jones, MD, FAANS, Joins Loyola Medicine

G. Alexander Jones, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Spine surgeon G. Alexander Jones, MD, FAANS, who specializes in treating tumors of the spinal cord and spinal column, has joined Loyola Medicine.
 
Dr.  Jones sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center on Loyola’s main campus in Maywood and at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
 
Spinal tumors are extremely complex and challenging to treat. “We strive to preserve or restore function, ensure stability of the spinal column and provide the best quality of life possible for our patients,” Dr. Jones said.
 
In addition to treating benign and malignant tumors, Dr. Jones conducts a full range of simple and complex spine surgeries. Whenever possible, Dr. Jones employs minimally invasive techniques such as micro discectomy and percutaneous pedicle screw fixation. “The goal is to alleviate pain and restore function with the smallest operation that will be effective,” Dr. Jones said.
 
Dr. Jones said every case is unique and not all patients will need surgery. “One of the most important parts of my job is talking to my patients, listening to them carefully and determining their goals,” Dr. Jones said. “I work with patients to achieve their goals, whether it involves surgery or not.”
 
After earning his medical degree from The Ohio State University, Dr. Jones completed a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in complex spine surgery and spine biomechanics at the Cleveland Clinic.
 
Dr. Jones is board certified in neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He lives in River Forest, Illinois.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.