Cervical foraminotomy is an operative procedure to relieve the symptoms of pinched or compressed spinal nerve by enlarging the neural foramen, an opening for the nerve roots to exit from the spine and travel throughout the body. The neural foramen forms a protective passageway for nerves that transmit signals among the spinal cord and the rest of the body parts.
A cervical laminoplasty is an operative procedure that involves reshaping/repositioning the bone at the neck region (cervical spine) to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerves. It can also be performed to relieve the symptoms of narrowed spinal canal known as spinal stenosis.
Cervical discectomy is a surgical procedure which relieves compression on the nerve roots and/or the spinal cord because of a herniated disc or a bone spur. This procedure involves making an incision on the front side of the neck (anterior cervical spine), followed by the removal of disc material and/or a portion of the bone around the nerve roots and/or spinal cord to relieve the compression on neural structures and provide them with an additional space.
Adult scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine giving the spine an “S” or “C” shape in a skeletally mature person. Larger curves cause discomfort while smaller curves usually do not cause any problems. In most cases, the exact cause remains unknown. However adult scoliosis can develop as a result of:
The human spine provides support to the body allowing you to stand upright, bend, and twist. The spine is made up of a series of 24 bones called vertebrae which are stacked on top of one another. Between two vertebrae there is a disc of cartilaginous tissue called intervertebral disc. Intervertebral discs act as shock absorbers and protect the spine from the strong forces of movement during activities such as jumping, running and lifting.
Spinal stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal caused by degeneration of the facet joints and thickening of the ligaments. These thickened ligaments narrow the spinal canal and compress the nerves causing chronic pain, numbness and tingling sensation or weakness in your arms or legs. Surgery is recommended when your pain is not relieved with conservative treatments such as physical therapy or medications.
Neural foramina are small canals at every level of the spine through which nerves leave the spinal cord and go to the limbs and other parts of the body. Narrowing of this canal is called foraminal stenosis. Narrowing may be caused by bone spurs, a herniated or bulging disc, arthritis, ligament thickening or enlargement of a joint in the spinal canal.
Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy and Fusion is a surgical technique performed to remove the vertebral bone or disc material between the vertebrae to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves (decompression) in the lumbar (low back) region.
Spinal fusion is the surgical technique of combining two or more vertebrae. Fusion of the vertebrae involves insertion of secondary bone tissue obtained either through auto graft (tissues from the same patient) or allograft (tissues from the other person) to augment the bone healing process.
Lumbar Disc Herniation - Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS) is all about smaller incisions and less tissue disturbance, in the interests of faster post-operative recovery. Of course these aims must be balanced against the need for the surgeon to have sufficient access to achieve the aims of relieving pain and producing a durable and lasting result.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery are
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Aesthetically better
Conditions treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery are
- Herniated Lumbar Discs
- Herniated Cervical Discs
- Neck Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
Please discuss your condition with your surgeon if you are a candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery. For Appointment please call