Artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing a painful disc with an artificial disc. This surgery may be performed on the lower back (lumbar spine) or the neck (cervical spine). Artificial discs are designed to mimic the form and function of the spine’s natural disc.
A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is an implanted device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves with tiny electrical impulses to relieve pain. An SCS consists of thin wires (the electrodes) and a small, pacemaker-like battery pack (the generator). The electrodes are placed between the spinal cord and the vertebrae (the epidural space), and the generator is placed under the skin, usually near the buttocks or abdomen. The SCS has a remote control that allows patients to send electrical impulses when they feel pain. Both the remote control and its antenna are outside the body.
In a sacroiliac joint fusion, one or both sides of the sacrum are grafted to the ilium to encourage bone growth across the joint. Fusion occurs during the healing process following surgery, and is achieved using implanted instrumentation and/or a bone graft. Our SI joint fusion procedure is minimally invasive, the most common method, which is performed through a small incision in the buttock.
Posterior lumbar laminectomy is most commonly performed to correct spinal stenosis. It requires removing bone spurs and ligaments that are compressing the spinal cord and nerves. Our approach combines a laminectomy surgery with the Coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® Device, which is added after the decompression to provide stability and prevent restenosis. Motion is maintained in both the treated area as well as the area above the device.
Many other outpatient orthopedic and spinal surgery, pain management and cosmetic surgery options are available.