Regarding the lumbar spine, we provide minimally invasive lumbar decompressions
that are outpatient procedures done through small tubes using a microscope. Kyphoplasty
is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a spinal compression fracture. Spinal compression fractures occur primarily in spinal vertebrae that have been weakened by osteoporosis and typically occur in the thoracic region of the spine, which includes the T1 through T12 vertebrae, but may also occur in the lumbar spine, or L1 through L5.
The goals of kyphoplasty are to reduce pain from the fracture, stabilize the vertebra, and restore the vertebra back to its normal height.
We also perform minimally invasive lumbar fusions
where screws are placed through small incisions percutaneously.
We provide anterior and lateral approaches to the spine— and short of congenital scoliosis— we are comfortable treating spinal disease from the skull to sacrum ranging from simple physical therapy all the way up to complex reconstructive spinal procedures such as severe spinal cord compression injuries (myelopathy) that may result from trauma, congenital stenosis, degenerative disease or disc herniation.