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Jocelyn R Idema, D.O.

Spine & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Pittsburgh, PA & McKees Rocks, PA

Founder of Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center, Jocelyn Idema, DO, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified spine and orthopedic surgeon who has considerable expertise in the growing field of minimally invasive spine surgery. The practice in Pittsburgh and McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, excels in providing patients with the most advanced evidence-based treatments for a wide range of back and neck problems.

Dr. Idema specializes in using innovative technologies to ensure stabilization and motion preservation for patients having spinal surgery. Her goal is to improve the movement and function of every patient’s spine while maintaining the highest standards of care in both surgical and nonsurgical spine interventions.

The philosophy at Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center encourages patients to stay well informed. Dr. Idema actively engages with her patients and works with them to formulate a treatment plan that ensures their recovery from spinal injury or disease. 

Patients who are experiencing neck or back pain can benefit from a range of nonsurgical treatment options for conditions such as spondylosis, scoliosis, disc herniation, sciatica, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, among many others. Dr. Idema can also assess and treat work injuries, support patients with workers’ compensation claims, and provide independent medical evaluations.

Some of the advanced surgical procedures available at Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center are anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), artificial disc replacement (both cervical and lumbar), discectomy, kyphoplasty, posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), sacroiliac joint fusion, spinal cord stimulation, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF).

To find out more about the exceptional services provided by Dr. Idema and her team, call Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center today or book an appointment online.

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Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center accepts most major insurance plans. For questions about your specific coverage, please call the office.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "Love this doctor. Best surgeon to date and I have over 15 surgeries and even more procedures, yet I would return to her for any other surgery needed."

    Matthew H.
  • "An awesome doctor. Professional. Down to earth character and funny as well. Informed my family and I about my surgery and recovery."

    Kevin K.
  • "After two years of pain from a previous surgery and different surgeon. Dr. Idema was able to find and repair the problems and restore my quality of life!"

    Donald C.
  • Healthgrades

    "Absolutely remarkable surgeon and person. I would highly recommend Dr. Idema."

    Kathleen K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Idema is an excellent doctor, very professional, sincere, knowledgable, and very thorough."

    R. Marino
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