- Cervical Laminoplasty— A surgical technique that removes pressure from the spinal cord in the neck.
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF): A type of neck surgery that involves removing a damaged disc to relieve spinal cord or never root pressure and alleviating corresponding pain, weakness, numbness and tingling. A discectomy is a form of surgical decompression, so the procedure may also be called an Anterior Cervical Decompression.
- Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement
- Incision & Drainage Anterior Cervical Spine
- Incision & Drainage Anterior Cervical Hematoma Evacuation
- Incision and Drainage Posterior Cervical Spine
- Incision & Drainage Posterior Cervical Hematoma Evacuation
- Fusion/Spinal Fusion— a surgeryto remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck.
- Hardware Removal Posterior Lumbar Spine
- Incision and Drainage Posterior Lumbar Spine
- Hardware Removal Anterior Cervical Spine— Your surgeon will normally re-open your original incision. They will removeany scar tissue that has grown over the hardware. If your spine has fused correctly they will remove the hardware. If your fusion has not been successful they may put new hardware in its place.
Hardware is used in many different types of spine surgeries. Some types of hardware are not necessarily designed to be permanent and are used primarily to support the spine during the healing process. Other types of hardware are meant to permanently replace parts of your body. Nonetheless, all hardware has the potential for failure.
Each type of failed hardware can cause its own unique pains. Failed pedicle screws can pinch nerves. Artificial disc failure can trigger autoimmune responses, inflammation, infection, and other issues related to improper sizing.
When the hardware used in spine surgery fails, the most common course of action is hardware removal. Depending on the type of hardware, it may be possible to undergo only minimally invasive surgery. Some types of hardware can be removed while the patient is awake under mild sedation.
- Kyphoplasty–a vertebral augmentation surgery to treat fractures in the vertebra.
- Lumbar Laminectomy–a surgery that creates space by removing the lamina — the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomyenlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
- Microdiscectomy– also sometimes called microdecompression or microdiskectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed on patients with a herniated lumbar disc.
- Minimally Invasive Spine (MISS)–is a type of surgery on the bones of your spine. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions compared to standard surgery. This often causes less harm to nearby muscles and other tissues.
- Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion (PCF)—is the general term used to describe the technique of surgically mending two or more cervical spine bones together along the sides of the bone using a posterior incision. This procedure is most commonly performed for patients with cervical fractures or instability, but it is also performed for a variety of other spinal conditions such as tumors, infections, and deformity. PCF may also be performed in conjunction with anterior cervical surgery, especially when multiple levels are involved.
- Posterior Spinal Fusion
- Posterior Thoracic Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Stimulator Insertion— Spinalcord stimulation (SCS) is a neuromodulation technique that is used to treat neuropathic and sympathetically mediated chronic pain.
- Lateral Interbody Fusion— Lateral inter-body fusionis a minimally invasive surgery to treat disc problems in the low back.
- Lateral Spinal Fusion– Through an incision made at the waist, lateral fusion(DLIF, XLIF) reaches the spine from the side. The disc is removed and replaced with a bone graft.
- Lateral Lumbar Fusion— a relatively new, minimally invasive technique for inter-body fusion.