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Spine and Neurosurgery Services

Conditions or injuries affecting the spine can be very painful and affect your ability to function. With our compassionate approach, we apply our skills and expertise to your unique situation to improve your quality of life.

Spine and Neurosurgery at Medical Center of Trinity

Our board-certified surgeons and dedicated spine and neurosurgery team offer comprehensive services for advanced surgery and care, including:

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery uses several small incisions, rather than one long incision. Surgeons use special surgical instruments with a tiny camera to guide the procedure. These techniques offer benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Fewer scars
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery time

Reconstructive Surgery of the Spine

Our surgeons perform reconstructive surgery to straighten the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Types of reconstructive surgery include:

  • Spinal fusion to permanently join two or more vertebrae (bones that make up the spine)
  • Spinal disk replacement to replace a diseased disk with an artificial one

Reconstructive spinal surgery can treat problems in the different regions of the back, including:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (upper back)
  • Lumbar (lower back)
  • Sacral (tailbone)

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty repairs compression fractures in the vertebrae, which can be caused by osteoporosis (weakening of the bones). This procedure uses a balloon to restore the correct shape of the vertebra. Then, your surgeon injects a special bone cement into the vertebra to reinforce it.

Learn more about kyphoplasty in our Health Library.

Laminectomy

This type of surgery removes the lamina (part of a vertebra) or bone spurs in your spine to treat spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). A laminectomy widens the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves.

Learn more about laminectomy in our Health Library.

Meet Our Spine and Neurosurgery Specialists

Our skilled surgical professionals have the experience and advanced training needed to treat neurological and spinal conditions. The team includes:

  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons
  • Certified orthopedic nurses
  • Dedicated case manager for post-treatment care plan
  • Licensed physical therapist dedicated to orthopedics

Meet our physicians

Spine and Neurosurgery: Conditions We Treat

Our treatment options for spine surgery treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Compression fractures of the vertebrae
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Infection or tumors of the spine
  • Injury or trauma to the spine
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column, causing pressure on the spinal cord)
  • Spine deformities, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spondylolysis (stress fracture of a vertebra in the lower back)

Preoperative Education for Spine Surgery

We help patients prepare for spine surgery with this class presented by our lead physical therapist. We cover:

  • What patients may expect before, during and after surgery
  • What they need to do for the best possible outcome after surgery, including having a “coach” and being committed to physical therapy

Learn more about our comprehensive services for surgery and our rehabilitation services.

Contact Us for Spine and Orthopedic Care

For more information about our hospital, to get a physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions, call Consult-A-Nurse at (727) 834-5630.