Neck (Cervical) Surgical Options (Video Presentations)

  • Minimally Invasive Microdiscetomy for Herniated Cervical Disc:

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    Minimally invasive microdiscetomy for herniated cervical disc is a surgical procedure that involves relieving the pressure placed on nerve roots and/or the spinal cord by a herniated disc or bone spurs in the neck – a condition referred to as nerve root compression

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  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy:

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    Anterior cervical discectomy is an operation that involves relieving the pressure placed on nerve roots and/or the spinal cord by a herniated disc or bone spurs – a condition referred to as neural compression.

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  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion ( ACDF):

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    In a cervical discectomy, the surgeon accesses the cervical spine through a small incision in the neck and removes all or part of the disc - and/or in some cases bone material - that’s pressing on the nerves and causing pain.

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  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacment:

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    Cervical artificial disc replacement surgery is a joint replacement procedure that involves inserting an artificial disc between the vertebrae to replace a natural spinal disc after it has been removed. This prosthetic device is designed to maintain motion in the treated vertebral segment.

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  • Cervical Foraminotomy:

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    The neural foramen is an opening where nerve roots exit the spine and travel throughout the body. It creates a protective passageway for nerves that carry signals between the spinal cord and the rest of the body. A cervical foraminotomy is a surgical procedure that is done to enlarge that passageway.

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  • Cervical Laminectomy:

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    Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by a gradual narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing happens as a result of the degeneration of both the facet joints and the intervertebral discs. The facet joints also enlarge as they become arthritic, which contributes to a decrease in the space available for the nerve roots. Bone spurs, called osteophytes also can form and grow into the spinal canal.

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  • Cervical Laminoplasty:

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    A cervical laminoplasty is a spine surgery that involves reshaping/repositioning bone to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerve(s) in the cervical spine, or neck. The name of the procedure is derived from the Latin word lamina (thin plate, sheet or layer), and the Greek term plastos (to mold). A laminoplasty differs from a laminectomy in that the lamina is repositioned rather than removed.

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Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgical Options (Video Presentations)

  • Minimally Invasive Microdiscetomy for Herniated Lumbar Disc:

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    Minimally invasive microdiscetomy for herniated lumbar disc is a surgical procedure that involves relieving the pressure placed on nerve roots and/or the spinal cord by a herniated disc or bone spurs in the lower back – a condition referred to as nerve root compression.

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  • Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF):

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    Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the side of the body to remove disc or bone material from in between two adjacent lumbar vertebrae. The procedure is minimally invasive and leads to faster recovery and shorter hospital stay.

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  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF):

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    Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the front of the body to remove disc or bone material from in between two adjacent lumbar vertebrae. The procedure may be performed either as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques.

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  • Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF):

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    Because it involves accessing the spine through a muscle in the side, the direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) offers surgeons and their patients a less-invasive option for spine surgery.

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  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF):

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    A posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a type of spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the back, or posterior, of the body to place bone graft between two vertebrae. The procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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  • Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF):

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    A transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a type of spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the back, or posterior, of the body to place bone graft between two vertebrae. The procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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  • Kyphoplasty:

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    Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive, orthopedic procedure for stabilizing spinal fractures that may reduce back pain, correct angular vertebral deformity and restore vertebral body height.

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  • Minimally Invasive Micro Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis:

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    Minimally invasive micro laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis is a spine surgery that involves removing bone to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerve(s) in the lumbar spine, or lower back. A lumbar laminectomy can be performed to relieve symptoms such as back pain and radiating leg pain.

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  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion:

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    Posterolateral lumbar fusion is spine surgery that involves placing bone graft between elements in the back, or posterior, of the spine, leaving the disc space intact. The procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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  • Spinal Fusion:

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    Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that involves placing bone graft material between adjacent vertebrae to promote bone growth that joins together, or fuses, the two structures. In patients for whom its appropriate, the procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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