Cervical Spine Surgeries

Cervical Spine Surgeries
Whether it involves removing and/or fusing bone, many cervical spine surgeries can be done using minimally invasive techniques with an endoscope or laser.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion

Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion is an operation that involves relieving the pressure placed on nerve roots, the spinal cord or both by a herniated disc or bone spurs.

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Arthroplasty (Artificial Disc)

Arthroplasty, or cervical artificial disc surgery, is a type of joint replacement procedure which involves inserting a cervical artificial disc into the intervertebral space after a cervical disc has been removed.

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Cervical Laminectomy

A cervical laminectomy is a spine surgery that involves removing some posterior bone to relieve excess pressure on the nerves in the cervical spine, or neck. A cervical laminectomy can be performed to relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal.

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Posterior Foraminotomy

This minimally invasive surgery is used to relieve pressure on or pinching of a nerve root as it exits the spinal canal through the space between two vertebrae. The operation enlarges this space, called the foramen.

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Posterior Fusion

While fusing two vertebrae together may limit bending and twisting of the trunk, many patients feel an improvement in range of motion because their pain has been reduced.

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Syrinx to Subarachnoid Shunt

A syrinx to subarachnoid shunt is used to restore the natural flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This type of shunt is used to treat syringomyelia.

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Tumor Resection

Surgery may be the only treatment for a primary spinal tumor that is non-cancerous. As much of the tumor is removed as possible without causing neurological problems.

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