Areas of Expertise

Spine

Areas of Expertise - Advanced Neuro & Spinal Surgery

Only neurosurgeons have the Advanced medical training needed to understand how the brain, spine, and nervous system are all connected together and function as a whole. Working on the spine is more than just working on the bones of the spine. You need a doctor who understands the nerves are part of your spine.

Procedures

Cervical

Anterior Discectomy with Fusion – A surgical procedure performed on the neck to relieve pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord. During the procedure, the soft tissues of the neck are separated, the intervertebral disc and bone spurs are removed, and the disc space is filled with bone grafting material that is then stabilized by using specialized instrumentation.

Thoracic

Corpectomy – A surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebra and intervertebral discs to allow for decompression of the spinal cord and nerves. This procedure is indicated when there is a traumatic injury to the vertebrae.

Lumbar

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion – A surgical procedure that approaches the spine from the anterior side (the front). Once the spine has been exposed, the disc is removed and empty disc space is then filled with bone grafting material, which is then stabilized by using specialized instrumentation.

Corpectomy – A surgical procedure that removes a portion of the vertebra and intervertebral discs to allow for decompression of the spinal cord and nerves. This procedure is indicated when there is a traumatic injury to the vertebrae.

Laminectomy – A surgical procedure that removes a small portion of the spine to take pressure off of the spinal cord. This procedure is indicated when patients experience leg pain or has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Discectomy – A surgical procedure to remove the intervertebral disc that has become herniated in order to relief pressure, on the nerve root.

Posterior Lumber Interbody Fusion – A surgical procedure that approaches the spine from the posterior side (the back). Once the spine has been exposed, the disc is removed and empty disc space is then filled with bone grafting material, which is then stabilized by using specialized instrumentation.

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion – A minimally invasive surgical procedure that approaches the spine from the side. Once the spine has been exposed, the disc is removed and empty disc space is then filled with bone grafting material, which is then stabilized by using specialized instrumentation.

X-Stop – An implant that was approved in 2005 for the use in patient 50 years or older who are suffering from spinal stenosis. The device is implanted between to the spinous processes of two vertebra to relieve compression of the spinal cord and nerves.

Permanent Placement of Dorsal Column Stimulator – An implant that is used to manage intractable back and leg pain when all other modalities and therapies have been unsuccessful.

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