Neurosurgery focuses on treating the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and spinal column diseases. It's important to know your options when undergoing a neurological procedure to ensure you understand the risks and potential side effects. Procedures include:
Anterior and Posterior Spinal Surgery
Spinal surgery from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) to correct a deformity or repair spinal fusion.
Artificial Disc Replacement (Lumbar and Cervical)
In this procedure, a surgeon replaces a disc in the spine with an artificial one. This disc helps maintain natural flexibility and shock absorption.
A discectomy is performed for patients who suffer from a disc herniation, disc proplapse or a slipped or bulging disc.
This is the use of electrophysiological methods to monitor the functional integrity of neural structures during surgery.
Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty
Spinal procedures used to treat painful, progressive vertebral compression fractures. With Kyphoplasty, a balloon is used to restore the height and shape of the vertebral body. The Vertebroplasty procedure uses a cement mixture that is inserted into the fractured bone.
An operation on the spine to remove a portion of one or both of the vertebral bones called the lamina. Sometimes other posterior supporting structures of the vertebral column, including ligaments and additional bone, can be removed.
Skull Base Surgery
Skull base refers to the area where the brain rests. It involves removing tumors or vascular lesions which cross the base of the skull.
Brain surgery that uses a three-dimensional, coordinates system to locate small targets for biopsy, removal, injection, etc.
XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion)
The XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure is used for patients who suffer from disc degeneration, Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra has slipped forward over another due to degeneration of the intervertebral disc, resulting in instability) and Degenerative Scoliosis. The surgeon accesses the spine through the patient’s side, using two small incisions. This unique procedure avoids the traditional abdominal incision and does not disturb or cut sensitive back muscles, bones or ligaments. By allowing greater access to the disc space, a larger implant can be used, which indirectly decompresses nerves by restoring disc height.
Traditionally, fusion procedures can require cutting muscles, bones and ligaments that lead to pain and desensitization of the back muscles after surgery. With XLIF, patients can expect less operative time and results in faster patient recovery with less pain.