Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgery and skillfully managing your
perioperative course for a rapid recovery. Each treatment plan is custom built  specifically for each individual patient. 

Outpatient Experience

We are at the forefront of technological advances in our field and are committed to sharing the latest innovations in spinal treatment with you. Our medical experts include pain management specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists that are exceptional with their results.

Reduce Pain

Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to be effective treatment for relieving pain.

Decrease Blood Loss

Using the latest technology we are able to significantly reduce the amount of blood loss.

Faster Recovery Times

Get back to doing the things you love. Many of our patients return home within 24 hours.

MIS Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

What is a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and who is a candidate?

With the advantage of performing a single posterior approach for both the disc spacer insertion and the posterior instrumentation, a TLIF is an excellent minimally invasive surgical option. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), severe foramina stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, disc space infections, and scoliosis that have already tried nonoperative treatment regimens. Results of the procedure are improved in patients with preserved bone quality.

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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

What is an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) and who is a candidate?

ALIF is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the disc and Anterior Longitudinal Ligament (ALL) is excised through an anterior abdominal incision and replaced with a spacer for the purpose of fusion. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), scoliosis and/or sagittal deformities that have failed nonoperative treatment regimens. Patients who have undergone prior extensive abdominal surgery or pelvic radiation should consult with their surgeon to see if they are a still a candidate for this operation.

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Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF/XLIF)

What is a Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion/Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF/XLIF) and who is a candidate?

The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, Psoas abscesses, and scoliosis and/or sagittal deformities that have failed nonoperative treatment regimens. The patient is placed on their side and the intervertebral disc is accessed through the corridor of the hip musculature with a minimally invasive approach. The disc is then excised and an interbody spacer is inserted for the purpose of fusion. 

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Microdiscectomy

What is a microdiscectomy and who is a candidate?

A microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive posterior incision based procedure performed over the lumbar spine in the setting of a herniated disc. For symptoms of nerve compression including shooting leg pain and altered bowel or bladder function corresponding to a disc herniation and there is no indication for a fusion, a microdiscectomy is an effective treatment option. The offending disc fragment is removed under microscopic visualization and the involved nerve roots are examined to ensure they are relieved of compression.

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Cervical Microforaminotomy

What is a cervical microforaminotomy and who is a candidate?

Cervical microforaminotomies are minimally invasive procedures done through a posterior incision in the neck for upper extremity pain and/or weakness (radiculopathy). It is a motion sparing procedure that can be done in the outpatient setting. Those patients with severe central compression, sagittal deformity, mechanical neck pain, and far lateral disease are better suited with an alternative procedure offered.

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

What is an ACDF and who is a candidate?

As the name implies, an ACDF is a minimally invasive fusion operation performed through an anterior incision in the cervical spine to relieve pressure placed on the spine. It is effective in treating degenerative disc disease (DDD), bone spurs, or disc herniations resulting in cervical myelopathy or arm pain (radiculopathy) as well as neck pain.

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Cervical Disc Arthroplasty 

What is a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and who is a candidate?

With the advantage of performing a single posterior approach for both the disc spacer insertion and the posterior instrumentation, a TLIF is an excellent minimally invasive surgical option. The operation is indicated for patients who have vertebral slips (spondylolisthesis), severe foramina stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), adjacent level disease from prior spine surgery, disc space infections, and scoliosis that have already tried nonoperative treatment regimens. Results of the procedure are improved in patients with preserved bone quality.

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