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ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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. What is an...

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

An Anterior Cervical Corpectomy is a surgical procedure in which vertebral bone and intervertebral disc material is removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves (decomp-ression) in the cervical spine, or neck. What Is An Anterior Cervical Corpectomy with Fusion? The term corpectomy is...

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion 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.   What Is Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion?...

AXIALIF: Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion

AXLALIF® – In this minimally-invasive procedure, performed under general anesthesia, portions of a diseased or damaged disc in the lumbar spine are removed and a device is implanted to secure one or more vertebrae to the sacrum. It is typically used to treat back pain caused by a degenerative disc...

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

Cervical artificial disc replacement surgery is a joint replacement procedure that involves inserting an artificial disc, such as the PRESTIGE® Cervical 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...

Cervical Laminoplasty

A cervical laminoplasty is a spine surgery that involves reshaping and/or repositioning bone to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerve(s) in the cervical spine, or neck. A cervical laminoplasty is often performed to relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal. What Is A...

Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy

Cervical foraminotomy is an operation to enlarge the space where a spinal nerve root exits the cervical spinal canal to relieve the symptoms of a “pinched nerve.” Indications for Operation Compression of the cervical nerve roots can cause neck pain, stiffness, and pain radiating into the...

Craniotomy

A craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which a piece of the skull is removed so the surgeon may access the brain beneath, for the treatment of a variety of neurological disorders. What Is A Craniotomy? A craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which a piece of the skull is removed so the surgeon may access...

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Pain in the lower back (lumbar spine) and legs, among other symptoms, may occur when an intervertebral disc herniates – when the annulus fibrosus (tough, outer ring) of the disc tears and the nucleus pulposus (soft, jelly-like center) squeezes out, and places pressure on, or “pinches,” an...

Micro Endoscopic Discectomy

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day. Guide Wire Inserted A guide wire...

PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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. What Is A Minimally Invasive PLIF?...

Spinal Fusion Surgery

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 it’s appropriate, the procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical...

TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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. What Is A Minimally Invasive TLIF?...

XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Unlike traditional back surgery, Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is performed through the patient’s side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. It can be...

YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a small tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. What is the YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy Procedure? 1. Guide Wire Inserted After the disc protrusion is confirmed, a guide wire is...

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