Dr. de Vere’s Specialties
Degenerative Neck Conditions
Dr. Stephanie de Vere completed two fellowships in complex spine so she could see a high volume and variety of the most complicated cervical spine issues.
Degenerative Back Conditions
An accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan can help relieve back pain symptoms as soon as possible.
A herniated disc can be effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. When surgery is an option, Dr. de Vere is an expert in performing microdiscectomy and laminectomy spine surgeries.
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical disc replacement (also known as cervical disc arthroplasty) is one of the most well-known and effective spine surgery because it dramatically improves neck pain and quality of life.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, often referred to as ACDF, is the most frequently performed procedure to treat neck pain, cervical radiculopathy, and myelopathy. For her successful surgical outcomes, primary care physicians and patients alike in Kansas City.
Adult spinal deformity is a common spine condition, especially in the older population. Dr. Stephanie de Vere has a personal interest in adult spinal deformity; she loves helping patients recover and return to function.
Revision Spine Surgery
Given Dr. de Vere’s extensive training in orthopedic spine surgery and neuro spine, she has been sought out throughout Kansas City for her revision spine surgery expertise.
With Dr. de Vere’s interest and training in complex spine, she has seen various spinal tumors.
MEET DR. DE VERE:
ABOUT DR. STEPHANIE DE VERE
Dr. Stephanie de Vere is a dual fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Sano Orthopedics. Her level of training across both orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery makes her a highly regarded leader in the field of spine care.
Dr. de Vere was born and raised in Canada. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, from the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, and later obtained her medical degree from the Cummings School of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta.
After completing her residency at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. de Vere completed two spine fellowships. First, she completed a fellowship in Complex Spine surgery through the University of Toronto, Ontario, one of the largest trauma centers in North America. There, she received significant exposure to spinal trauma and oncology. Additionally, she did a second hybrid spine fellowship with cross-appointment to the Divisions of Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. This fellowship experience has allowed her to perform a high volume of complex spinal surgeries and develop world-class expertise in the area.
Dr. de Vere is well-known and highly regarded and has given talks and presentations at the international and national levels. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes, and her research on nutrition and outcomes in spine surgery was presented at the Canadian Spine Society. She has also presented at the international level at the American Academy of Neurosurgery at the Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies.
Dr. de Vere is compassionate and caring for patients of all ages. She always has their best interests in mind and will exhaust all non-operative treatment options before surgery is offered. She is candid with patients, ensuring that they understand the proposed treatment, risks, and benefits of each intervention or surgery before their planned procedure.
Medical School: Cummings School of Medicine in Calgary, Alberta
Residency: University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta
- Complex Spine Surgery, University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario
- Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Surgery Complex Spine, University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery I exam
- Podium presentation Canadian Spine Society (2019)
- Speaker at the Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma (2018)
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
When Dr. de Vere is not at work, she is spending time with her young family. She enjoys completing DIY projects, travel, and attending concerts and music festivals.
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