Orthopedic Spine Surgery

The majority of our surgeries are performed with techniques that do not involve hospitalization.

Are you a candidate for spine surgery?

Our surgeons are experienced at advanced surgical methods including smaller outpatient surgical procedures as well as larger more complex conditions requiring reconstruction. Whenever possible, our surgeons apply the latest techniques that result in minimal tissue disruption and quicker recovery, therefore optimizing the patient experience and outcome. The majority of our surgeries are performed with techniques that do not involve hospitalization. Below are a few common spine surgeries.
Microdiscectomy
Laminectomy
Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Fusion
Total Disc Replacement
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Instrumented Posterior Spine Fusion
Surgery

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If spine surgery is recommended, a thorough explanation of your spine problem is the most important starting point. Next, you will be guided on all of the necessary steps to prepare for a successful surgical procedure. You will also get detailed instruction on your role and your surgeon’s role in the follow up period after the surgery is performed. Your surgeon is your partner in the process of correcting your condition. Surgical options can improve patients’ quality of life by reducing pain, numbness, and/or weakness.
01. What are the most common types of Orthopedic conditions?
The most common types of spinal conditions that we see include: sprains and strains of the spine, nerve compression/pinched nerves/sciatica due to a variety of causes, disk degeneration/arthritis of the spine, disk herniations/bulges, spinal stenosis, fractures of the spine/osteoporotic compression fractures, and spinal tumors.
02. Why do I need to see the surgeon if I don't want surgery?
The most important reason to make an appointment with a Spine Surgeon is to find out why you are experiencing pain, numbness or weakness in your neck, back, arms, or legs. Understanding what is happening inside your body is critical to finding non-operative solutions for the problem and preventing possible worsening of the condition. Our practice is focused on finding non-invasive solutions for our patients. Spine surgery is always considered the last resort of treatment used to resolve spine problems; however, is occasionally necessary when a patient begins to have signs of nerve damage, such as progressive numbness or weakness.
03. What is minimally invasive spine surgery?
Minimally Invasive spine surgery refers to a type of surgery with a minimal/lesser amount of injury to the tissues. There are many techniques and technologies available these days to increase the success of these minimally invasive surgical approaches. Many of these surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can go home a few hours after the surgery is performed. Our surgeons are extensively trained and extremely proficient in many minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open spine surgeries.
04. How do I make sure I choose the right spine surgeon?
Every spine surgeon and his/her practice is different, but a few main things to consider would be
1) is the surgeon Board Certified and
2) did he/she complete an additional year of specialized training after residency (aka Fellowship) in Spine surgery and
3) is spine surgery the primary focus of his/her current practice.