At Danbury Hospital, our unique Spine Program combines the expertise of orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, working in close collaboration to treat muscle weakness, pain, or numbness as a result of a back or neck condition.
Our orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and other specialists offer multidisciplinary care, meeting regularly to review cases. The goal is to explore all possible treatment (surgical and non-surgical) options before assembling the best team to meet the patient’s unique needs.
Patients benefit by having access to multiple opinions from experts in the field of spine surgery, pain management, physiatry, radiology, and physical therapy (PT). Our comprehensive team is committed to bringing the highest level of spine care to our community.
We offer comprehensive treatment of spine problems, including:
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.
- 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, so it becomes one bone. Surgeons have performed spinal fusion for many years to treat painful conditions in the cervical and lumbar spine.
Scoliosis is an 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 in both the adolescent and adult patient
Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally invasive approaches to treat compression fractures of the spine. The fracture is stabilized with cement injected into the damaged bone. This is typically done as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to quickly resume normal activities.
Spinal Tumor Removal
Some spinal tumors may require surgical removal when they cause neurological deficits, pain, or are malignant. Our spine team is trained on the delicate techniques needed for this type of surgery.
Spinal Cord Injury or 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 promote recovery.
Spinal Deformity Surgery