There are many minimally invasive spinal treatments/surgical options available to patients. Unfortunately, most spine surgeons use a “one size fits all” approach. Expert Spine Care selects a surgical technique that is customized for each patient and utilizes the most tissue-sparing and anatomy conserving technologies available.
There are two minimally-invasive surgical procedures that are used to treat compression fractures: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. During a vertebroplasty, the doctor injects specially designed bone cement [...]
For a minimally invasive XLIF (Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion)procedure, the patient is positioned on their side on the operating table. Using an x-ray machine, ensures proper positioning of the vertebra(e) [...]
During ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), the disc space is fused by approaching the spine through the abdomen instead of through the lower back. In the ALIF approach, a three to five-inch incision is made on the [...]
This procedure is performed through an incision (~2cm or less than ½ inch) down the center of the back over the area of the herniated disc. The muscles are dilated and spread so that a tube can be placed next to the spine [...]
The cervical spine is made up of the seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other in your neck area. The cervical disks are the cushions that lie between the cervical vertebrae and act as shock [...]