Advanced Spine Associates, P.A.

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Advanced Spine Associates, P.A.

About Us: About the Practice

Advanced Spine Associates, P.A. specializes in the treatment of spinal diseases, disorders and injuries. Our team environment offers a team approach to spine care customizing treatment for individual patients using all modalities of non-operative and operative spine care for even the most complex cases.

Advanced Spine Associates offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for our patients utilizing the expertise, skills and knowledge of our spine surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


Dr. Garry Banks and Dr. David Kraker opened Advanced Spine Associates, P.A. (ASA) in 1998 and specialize in the treatment of spinal disorders.

ASA also has three Certified Physician Assistants: Shauna Pankrantz, Sharla Persuad, and Jessica Staples. PA's are highly trained providers that optimize patient care by assisting in surgery as well as evaluating and managing care for our spine patients. PA's are qualified to perform many of the same roles as a physician.

Our pain management department, Musculoskeletal Pain Intervention, is headed by Dr. Sherif Roushdy. Our pain team evaluates and manages chronic pain patients using surgical and non-surgical treatment.  Dr. Roushdy follows the principle of first do no harm and chooses medications, physical therapy and procedures that will benefit his patients and alter the course of their pain syndrome.

Kristine Trimble, DPT, joined Core Physical Therapy as our physical therapist in 2012. Sonia Backer is our physical therapy assistant and has been with us since 2005. Core Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive treatment program including work conditioning, functional capacity evaluations, physical performance testing, therapeutic procedures and activities, electrical stimulation and Med-X.

In 2004 ASA opened a medical facility in Spring Lake Park that allows the various disciplines to provide medical care on a single campus to offer comprehensive pain management treatment to patients with spinal disorders.

Specialties & Procedures


Surgical Procedures

  • Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Fusions
  • Deformity Correction
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomies/Decompressions
  • Minimally Invasive Microdiskectomy with Decompression
  • Osteotomy for Severe Spinal Deformity
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Implantation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation and Implantation
  • Vertebrectomy

Interventional Procedures

  • Discography
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Intradiscal Steroid Injection
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Occipital Nerve Injections
  • Radio Frequency Ablation
  • Select Nerve Root Block
  • Shoulder/Knee/Hip Injections
  • Sympathetic Block
  • Trigger Point Injections