Our neurosurgeons perform many types of intricate spinal surgery, including fusion, laminectomy and discectomy. These procedures use varying surgical techniques designed to alleviate pressure on the nerves in an attempt to reduce pain in the patient's back, neck or limbs.
Procedures we routinely perform include:
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) - This surgical procedure is used to reach the cervical spine via a small incision in the front of the neck. The intervertebral disc is removed and replaced with a small plug of bone, which in time will fuse the vertebrae.
Lumbar laminectomy - This surgical procedure is designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve by widening the spinal canal. During a lumbar laminectomy, a small section of the bony roof of the spine, the lamina, is removed to create more space for the nerves. A surgeon may perform a lumbar laminectomy with or without fusing vertebrae (lumbar spinal fusion) or removing part of a disc (lumbar microdiscectomy).
Lumbar microdiscectomy - During this surgical procedure, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve the neural impingement that is causing leg pain and provide more room for the nerve to heal. Only the portions of the disc material contributing to leg pain are removed, not the entire disc.
Additional services we provide and spine-related conditions we treat:
- Neurological evaluation of neck and back pain
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine procedures
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Stereotactic spinal radiosurgery
- Epidural steroid injections
- Herniated discs
- Compression fractures
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylolisthesis and spondylosis
- Radiculopathy and sciatica
- Spine and spinal cord tumors
- Spinal trauma
- Spinal cord stimulators