NEURO AND SPINE SURGERIES

Neurological and Spinal Surgery to diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment of, and consultation concerning diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, spine and peripheral nerves and their blood vessels.

Including:

  • General Neurosurgery
  • Surgical Management of Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Brain Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Management
  • Surgical Management of Stroke
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts
  • Back and Neck Pain Care
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Management of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Problems (i.e., Herniated
  • Disc, Stenosis, Degenerative Disc, Bone Spurs, etc.)
  • Spinal Instrumentation and Fusions
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain and Spine
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Management of Head and Spinal and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Management of Carpal Tunnel, Ulnar and Peripheral Nerve Problems
  • Electrodiagnostic (EMG) Consultation
  • Percutaneous Radiofrequency Neurotomy/Ablation
  • Spinal and Nerve Block Injections

Spine Procedures

Neurological and Spinal Surgery care for diagnosis and treatment of many types of spinal disorders and injuries. Surgeries/Procedures performed by our physicians include:

  • Microdiscectomy for herniated disc(s), Cervical/Lumbar
  • Decompression/Laminectomy for spinal stenosis, etc. Cervical/ Thoracic/Lumbar
  • Fusion/Instrumentation of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery for Cervical and Lumbar Spine
  • Excision of Spinal or Spinal Cord Tumors or Lesions
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures/Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma surgery for Spinal Fractures
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spinal or Spinal Cord Tumors or Lesions
  • Surgery for Spinal Deformities
  • Percutaneous Radiofrequency Neurotomy/Ablation
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • SI Joint injections
  • Tendon/Trigger Point Injections

Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is performed to treat problems within the brain or surrounding structures. At Neurological and Spinal Surgery, LLC, we perform many types of brain surgery including:

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Excision of Brain Tumors, Meningiomas or Lesions
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion, Removal or Revision
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Surgery for Traumatic Brain Injuries or Repair of Skull Fracture
  • Surgery for Brain Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation or Vascular Disease
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors or Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Decompression of Cranial Nerves
  • Evacuation of Epidural, Subdural or Intracerebral Hematoma

Peripheral Nerves

Your peripheral nervous system sends information from the central nervous system to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to your peripheral nerves. It often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.

Causes of peripheral neuropathy include: Infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, result from a traumatic injury and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus. Pain caused by peripheral neuropathy is often described as stabbing, burning or tingling. Surgeries include:

  • Neuroplasty of median nerve at Carpal Tunnel
  • Neuroplasty and/or transposition of the Ulnar Nerve (at wrist or elbow)

Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Diagnosis and treatment of spinal related pain, including low back pain, neck pain and nerve related pain. We strive to restore optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, ligaments or nervous system. Neurological and Spinal Surgery, LLC offers injections for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain including:

  • Medial Branch Blocks/Facet Injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • SI Joint injections
  • Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Tendon and Trigger Point injections.

Artificial Disc Replacement

It is designed to maintain motion and flexibility in the cervical and lumbar spine for patients suffering from the symptoms of a degenerative disc.

An artificial disc is a prosthetic device inserted between the vertebrae to replace a natural spinal disc and replaces the entire damaged disc, helping to relieve painful symptoms. The device is designed to preserve mobility within the disc space and throughout the treated vertebral segment. It is designed to function like a joint, providing motion (flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation) and alignment (height and curvature) of a natural disc.

Currently, the most common form of surgery for treating degenerative conditions in the neck or spine is a spinal fusion. Today, artificial discs for the spine provide a new treatment option.

Neurological and Spinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

Minimally invasive procedures, the incision is small and the muscles near the patient’s spine are often moved aside or spread apart rather than being cut. Because of the reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissue, the benefits include:

  • Less blood loss from surgery
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage due to less or no cutting of the muscle
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced postoperative pain resulting in less reliance on pain medications after surgery
  • A quicker recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation
  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incision

Conditions treated using MIS Procedures include:

  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal tumors
  • Vertebral compression fractures

As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks associated that include but are not limited to: possible adverse reaction to anesthetic, unexpected blood loss during procedure and localized infections.

Our physicians will be able to tell you if minimally invasive surgery is an option for treating your spinal condition. In some cases, MIS may not be as effective or safe as the traditional open surgery. Our physicians will be able to discuss the risks and benefits of each procedure. Some conditions are not accessible with MIS surgery.