Learn About Our Spine Procedures
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• Total disc replacement of the cervical spine
• Minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy
• Cervical Laminoplaty
• Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion
• Cervical laminectomy and fusion
• Minimally invasive thoracic discectomy
• Transthoracic discectomy
• Posterior spinal fusion
• Total disc replacement
• Minimally invasive discectomy
• Less invasive decompression
• Coflex procedure and less invasive decompression
• Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
• Minimally invasive fusion
• Transforminal interbody fusion
• Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
• Lateral interbody fusion
• Autologous stem cell therapy
MIS Spinal Fusion
Spinal Fusion Surgery is a procedure in which the a herniated spinal disc is removed and bone graft implants and small hardware are used to stabilize the spine and alleviate pain. The type of approach (ALIF, PLIF, TLIF, XLIF) will vary based on your condition and individualized treatment. All of these approaches are carried out through a Minimally Invasive Technique and serve to alleviate the chronic pain as a result of a Degenerative Disc Disease.
Spinal Fusion is carried out by making a small incision (less than one inch) in the area of the offending disc. Once the incision is made small surgical instruments, as well as endoscopic camera, are inserted between the tissue and muscle fibers around the spine. Small instruments are used to remove the damaged spinal disc(s) that are the source of back or neck pain and Sciatic or radicular pain.
Once this disc is removed, a small bone graft is placed in the space where the damaged disc one was. Small screws are added to the above and below vertebrae to promote stabilization and healing. Over time, the bone graft will knit together with the vertebrae above and below and create a more stable single vertebrae.
Injections of the Lumbar Spine are an effective non-surgical treatment for those experiencing chronic pain in the lumbar spine as a result of a diseased or damaged spinal disc. This injection is a needle based procedure and requires no incision. In most instances, only a local anesthetic is needed.
To begin this procedure, the physician will anesthetize the area and administer a local anesthetic. Next, a contrast dye is injected into affected area. This contrast dye allows the physician to ensure proper placement of the needle as the dye is visible using fluoroscopic (real time x-ray) guidance.
Next, a mixture of anesthetic, saline and anti-inflammatory medicine is injected around the epidural space under fluoroscopic guidance. This mixture helps reduce the inflammation of the spinal nerves that are causing the pain. The needle is removed and a small bandage is placed over the injection site.
Lumbar Spine Epidural Injections are often an effective alternative for those looking to delay or temporarily avoid surgery. This procedure is performed under fluoroscopic and X-ray guidance to ensure accuracy and efficacy.