MMIS Decompression & Fusion
: The removal of soft tissue or bone compressing the spinal cord or nerves, utilizing minimally invasive techniques and access instruments. A fusion is then performed through a less invasive approach.
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF/PLIF): A surgical procedure where the spine is approached from one side of the back to remove damaged disc material compressing a nerve, and place an implant between two vertebrae in an effort to cause bone to form and fuse together.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF): Is the removal of a damaged disc and placement of an interbody fusion device utilizing spinal access through the abdomen.
Deformity Correction: (scoliosis) Re-alignment and restoration of spinal balance achieved through various decompression and stabilization techniques utilizing internal fixation as well as bracing support.
Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Access to the intervertebral disc space and fusion of the lumbar spine using a surgical approach from the patient’s side rather than from the front or the back.
Corpectomy: Is a surgical procedure that involves removing part, or all of the vertebral body, usually as a way to decompress the spinal cord and nerves. Corpectomy is often performed in association with some form of discectomy. It can be used to treat both traumatic fractures as well as cancerous tumors.
Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty: The surgical filling of an injured or collapsed vertebra with acrylic cement. This procedure attempts to restore the original vertebral body shape and height, while also relieving pain from spinal compression fractures.
Spinous Process Fusion: Provides immobilization and stabilization of the posterior spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the thoracic, lumbar, and/or sacral spine as an alternative to other posterior fusion procedures.
Facet Fusion: Provides immobilization of the (zygapophoseal) facet joints through a minimally-invasive approach, and incorporates a hollow fenestrated titanium compression screw with internal bone graft in order to achieve a solid fusion.
Sacro-Iliac Fusion: Is a surgical procedure which fuses the iliac bone (pelvis) to the lowest area of the spine (sacrum). It is performed for a variety of orthopedic conditions including trauma, infection, cancer, and spinal instability.