Spine

The Spine Institute

Our spine centers uniquely bring together world-class orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists to offer a multi-disciplined approach to spine care and surgery. Our team includes some of the most experienced experts in spinal surgery in the region. We offer advanced non-surgical options, as well as minimally invasive reconstructive procedures to treat all forms of spinal disease, back pain, and neck pain.

Our non-surgical treatment options are based on a comprehensive approach, which includes medication, therapies, and regimens shown to help chronic pain. Physical and occupational therapists work with patients to utilize electrical stimulation, heat and cold therapy, therapeutic massage, and strengthening exercises. The latest, most effective pain and anti-inflammatory medications are offered to find the optimal course for each individual. Some patients will benefit from other therapies such as immobilization or spinal traction, which can be utilized in combination with medication and physical therapy to provide a conservative, yet multifaceted approach to spinal treatment.

Our orthopedic and neurosurgical specialists provide pain relief and improved function to patients with neck and back pain using minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, as well as traditional open surgical options.

Some of our surgical treatment options include:

Discectomy

In this type of spine surgery, the herniated disc is removed and relieves the pressure on the nerves.

Foramenotomy

A foramenotomy removes a portion of bone and other tissue that is compressing the nerve as it exits the spinal column.

Laminectomy

Done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord itself, laminectomy is strategic removal of bone to treat spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Depending on the amount of bone removed to relieve pressure, this procedure may be done with a spinal fusion to prevent instability.

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion eliminates motion between adjacent vertebrae to treat instability (spondylolisthesis) or it may be done to prevent instability after other surgery (such as a laminectomy) in which bone has been removed.

Spinal Disc Replacement

Used to treat chronic, severe degenerative disc disease, disc replacement is a treatment option that may be considered to treat specific types of back pain.

Vetebroplast

Used to treat small fractures and stress fractures in the spine often caused by osteoporosis. The procedure is performed under computer guided imagery and involves injection of fast-hardening bone cement to help repair fractures and strengthen the spine.

Kyphoplasty

Used to treat collapsed vertebrae often due to osteoporosis, kyphoplasty involves inflating a tiny balloon to open the vertebral space under computer guided imagery, removing the balloon, and injecting bone cement to fill the space and repair the collapse.