What We Do
Orthopedic spine surgeons are physicians who specialize in surgical procedures of the spine. Patients often consult with a spine surgeon when medications, physical therapy and/or injections have failed to relieve radicular pain from the back and neck. For conditions that do not require emergency surgery, our spine surgeons generally begin with a non-operative approach to treatment.
Conditions We Treat
Our specialists treat numerous conditions that affect the spine, including herniated discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, fractures, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, radiculopathy, scoliosis, kyphosis (unnatural curvature of the spine), spinal deformities, degenerative disc disease, arthritis and tumors.
Modes of Treatment
Our board-certified surgeons are highly skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques of spine surgery, which allows for less post-operative pain, smaller incisions and faster recovery time. Many of our minimally invasive procedures are done on an outpatient basis, preventing the need for overnight hospitalization. We can often avoid the use of general anesthesia, relying instead on highly effective regional anesthetic techniques. Our physicians are also experienced in traditional open spine surgery. Depending on the procedure, surgeons may use an anterior, posterior or lateral approach to the spine. Their areas of expertise include:
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion (90 percent of our patients are walking a few hours after surgery and go home the next day.)
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
Why We Are Different
Our board-certified spine surgeons are highly experienced in numerous forms of surgery that involve the spine. They use the latest minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, employing computer-assisted image guidance. Our surgeons work with patients to ensure that all pre- and post-surgical protocols are followed. Surgery is performed in state-of-the-art operating rooms. Patients are informed of all options for treatment, and play an active role in decision-making.