Our surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive procedures designed to relieve symptoms caused by pressure or compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots. Often these procedures can be done in an outpatient setting.
- Foraminotomy or foraminectomy
- Osteophyte removal
- Laminotomy or laminectomy
For certain patients, as an alternative to doing a spinal fusion, our spine surgeons remove the damaged disc, and replace it with an artificial one.
One of the most reliable ways to reduce pain caused by degeneration of the discs and bones in the back and neck is to fuse the joint together. A fusion is an operation where two bones, usually separated by a joint, are allowed to grow together into one bone. Surgeons have performed spinal fusion for many years to treat painful conditions in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Scoliosis is the unnatural curvature of the spine. The goal of spine surgery for scoliosis is to stop this progression and to create a more normal alignment of the spine. Our doctors have expertise in the surgical treatment of a curved spine.
Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally invasive approaches to treat compression fractures of the spine. By inserting cement into the damaged bone, your surgeon is able to stabilize the fracture. You can usually have this done as an outpatient, and quickly resume your normal activities.
Spinal Tumor Removal
Some spinal tumors may require surgical removal when they cause neurological deficits, pain or are malignant in nature. Our spine team is trained on the delicate techniques needed for this type of surgery.
Spinal Cord Injury or Spine Trauma
Our surgeons have the clinical expertise to handle complex spinal cord injuries or trauma that occurs as a result of an accident. Through a quick responding team of professionals, our clinicians are able to assess and stabilize these challenging injuries to prevent further damage and begin the patient’s road to recovery.
For More Information
If you have questions about spine surgery ask your doctor about the Center for Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Care. For a physician referral call 1-800-511-9816, or search our online Find a Doctor tool.