Anterior lumbar interbody fusion is one of several types of spinal fusion surgeries that target the lumbar spine, welding vertebrae together to prevent painful movement. Those who suffer from lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) or those who suffer from lumbar spondylolisthesis are good candidates for the procedure.
An endoscopic transforaminal lumbar decompression is a radiowave solution for endoscopic spine surgery that reduces lower back pain caused by herniated discs by eliminating pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. It is also a minimally invasive alternative to other spine surgery options offering patients less post-operative pain and
A microdiscectomy is often referred to as a microdecompression, a minimally invasive procedure that relieves back pain by alleviating pressure placed on the spinal nerves. They are different from traditional discectomies, which are performed as open procedures instead of minimally invasive ones.
Literally laminectomy translates to “remove the lamina” (the back side of the spinal canal that forms the roof over the spinal cord). During a lumbar laminectomy, a spinal surgeon removes pressure on spinal nerves in the lumbar spine (lower back) by opening the spinal canal and making it larger. As
This procedure has a 100% success rate for treating aggressive benign tumors. The survival rate for patients with primary malignant spinal tumors is 67%. Essentially, TES treats localized spinal tumors that are, or are not, cancerous. It is a surgical alternative to a spondylectomy.
As we age, the cervical disks in our spine begin to collapse and bulge, which causes a loss of space between cervical vertebrae. Cervical disk degeneration happens to everyone, usually by age 60, but some experience worse degeneration than others. For those with advanced cervical disk degeneration, a total disc