Spine Surgery

Whether you’re suffering from back pain or dealing with a complex spinal condition, the back and spine specialists at Carondelet Neurological Institute offer advanced spine care and spine surgical options. Types of conditions we treat include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal oncology
  • Cervical myelopathy/radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Spinal instability

Carondelet Neurological Institute surgeons who specialize in spine conditions are recognized for their excellence and expertise in spine surgery. Our comprehensive approach to back surgery includes:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion/decompression
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Fracture stabilization
  • Spinal tumor resection

Back Surgery – Choosing Your Surgeon

The possibility of spine surgery can be frightening for patients. Therefore, your choice of a surgeon is especially important. Our surgeons are highly trained in advanced technology and techniques, and have an understanding that surgery is a last resort. As part of our community built on care, we also value the importance of bedside manner and how we treat patients and their families.

Treatment options are always carefully considered and thoroughly discussed between the patient and the care team in order to find the most appropriate, least invasive, patient-centered, solution. Surgical techniques such as spinal microsurgery or minimally invasive spine surgery are used to treat spinal disorders of the:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (mid-back)
  • Lumbar (low back)

Coordinated Care

Carondelet Neurological Institute’s trained medical specialists offer a comprehensive approach to treating your spine or back problem. On one campus, you receive coordinated, centralized multi-disciplinary assessment and care. Your own patient navigator keeps you informed throughout the treatment process and ensures regular communication with all members of your care team.

Spine Surgical Procedures

Some of the spine surgical treatment options we offer for back and neck pain include:

  • Microdiscectomy – a minimally invasive procedure for removing disc material that has herniated or moved to an abnormal location, causing pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves, or spinal nerve roots.
  • Spinal fusion – a surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.
  • Spinal decompression (laminectomy) – a surgery that creates space by removing the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal, which enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves, or nerve roots.
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive surgical procedure to stabilize a spinal compression fracture.
  • Spine fracture and spinal cord injury – non-invasive, minimally invasive or invasive procedures to decompress and stabilize spinal fractures and treat spinal cord injury.
  • Deformity spinal surgery – surgery involving both spinal fusion and instrumentation to improve the alignment of the spine for those with scoliosis or kyphosis.
  • Spine cancer surgery – surgery for decompressing the spinal cord and nerves and stabilizing the spine.
  • Anterior Cervical Surgery – surgery for decompressing the cervical spinal cord or nerves through the front of the neck.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – surgery performed with specialized instruments and techniques.

Advanced Treatment Options

Carondelet Neurological Institute has advanced operating suites, designed specifically for brain and spine surgery. Innovative technology includes the BrainSuite iCT, the most efficient, technologically advanced system for imaging guidance during neurosurgery.

Along with minimally invasive surgical options, Carondelet Neurological Institute also offers a Chronic Pain Management Program that includes stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a way of delivering highly targeted, high-energy radiation to spine tumors without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. This, and other treatment plans for both acute and chronic pain may supplement surgery or, in certain conditions, be the primary treatment of choice.

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