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Spine Surgery

At Spine Health Institute, we offer a variety of options for neck, back, and spinal conditions. This includes many painless, convenient, and effective services that can relieve and eliminate pain. Unfortunately, with certain conditions surgery may be the only viable option!

Patients of Spine Health Institute have direct access to a diverse group of musculoskeletal professionals. Our surgery team is led by Chetan K. Patel, M.D., a nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and an expert in matters relative to the spine. We offer various minimally invasive and non-invasive surgical options for the treatment of all adult and juvenile conditions. Chetan K. Patel M.D. specializes in the following surgeries:

Lumbar Cervical Thoracic
Arthoroscopic discectomy Microdiscectomy Costotransversectomy
Arthroscopic decompression Revision microdiscectomy Vertebroplasty
Microdiscectomy Minimally invasive discectomy Kyphoplasty
Revision microscectomy Corpectomy fusion Microdiscectomy
Discectomy fusion Minimally invasive fusion Minimally invasive discectomy
Minimally invasive fusion Instrumentation Corpectomy fusion
Minimally invasive TLIF Hardware placement Minimally invasive fusion
Minimally invasive XLIF and DLIF Laminectomy Instrumentation
Instrumentation Revision laminectomy Hardware placement
Hardware placement Laminoplasty Laminectomy
Vertebroplasty Disc replacement Revision laminectomy
Kyphoplasty Fracture fixation Fracture fixation
Laminectomy Tumor resection Tumor resection
Revision laminectomy Infection debridement Infection debridement
Minimally invasive laminectomy Spinal stabilization Spinal stabilization
Disc replacement Deformity correction Deformity correction
Fracture fixation   Scoliosis correction
Tumor resection    
Infection debridement    
X-STOP placement    
Spinal stabilization    
Deformity correction    
Scoliosis correction    
Dynamic stabilization    

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Foraminotomy - This surgery relieves pressure on the nerves of the opening of the spinal column.  The surgeon makes an incision at the back of the neck and moves the muscle, revealing the bone underneath. The surgeon then cuts a small hole into the vertebra to remove the problematic bone or disk material.

Microdiscectomy – Typically utilized for ruptured, bulging, or herniated disks, the surgeon makes one small incision and inserts a small tube for a microscope and surgery instruments.

Facet Thermal Ablation – The surgeon uses a laser to clean the facet joint and then deadens the responsible nerves, thereby eliminating any pain.

Percutaneous Discectomy – The surgeon removes the herniated and/or bulging disc material, thus relieving pressure on spinal nerve roots.

Kyphoplasty – Often performed for bone fractures, fractures caused by osteoporosis, the surgeon makes two small incisions, inserts a tube into the vertebrae, and injects cement into the area. This prodecure usually results in rapid pain relief.

Minimally Invasive Fusion – Surgeons use fusion with vertebral conditions such as fractures or scoliosis.  It only requires inch-long incisions to expose the vertebrae, anchoring the rods and screws to hold the spine in place during the healing process.

Laminectomy/Laminoplasty – These options typically accompany fusion procedures. With a laminectomy, the surgeon removes anything compressing the spinal cord such as bone spurs and ligaments. This relieves spinal cord pressure. Similarly, a laminoplasty involves opening, but not removing, obstacles. The surgeon expands the spinal canal and any nearby spinal levels.

Bone graft – The surgeon uses material to fill in space resulting from disk removal and along the vertebrae’s sides. Three types of material (i) bone marrow from the hip (autografts), (ii) setting calcium phosphate cements, and (iii) bone matrix gel.

Non Traumatic Surgery

Non-traumatic spine surgery procedures access and treat spinal pathology through a muscle splitting approach. This avoids stripping and traumatizing muscle tissues. Some of these procedures can be performed through an incision that is small enough to be closed with a band-aid instead of requiring stitches.

Traditional Surgery

We also offer all the traditional surgical options for your neck and upper or lower back pain treatment.

If you’re searching for neck or back pain management, the surgical team at Spine Health Institute is available to address your questions and concerns. Please call us at 866.986.7497.