Our team includes neurosurgeons who have fellowship training in surgery for spinal disorders. They have a high level of experience and skill performing minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Our goal is to provide a safe, effective surgery to help reduce your pain and restore your function.
We have the region’s only spine neuro-navigation system that lets us monitor your spinal cord during surgery. With this technology, we can protect sensitive areas of your spinal cord and provide the safest, most precise surgery possible.
Surgery for spine disorders and spinal cord injury
People from around the region turn to us for expert spinal cord surgery. We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, providing a safe, precise procedure with an easier recovery. Advanced imaging during the surgery helps ensure that the procedure is as safe and effective as possible.
LVHN is the first health network in the region to obtain Mazor X Stealth ™ Edition robotic guidance platform, which enhances pre-surgery planning, provides greater precision and reduces surgery time – all helping you get back to normal life sooner.
SeaSpine FLASH™ navigation system, featuring 7D technology
We’re the first in Pennsylvania to use a new operating-room navigation system that provides a radiation-free tool for placing spinal implants. Featuring 7D technology, it uses machine-vision cameras and advanced algorithms for image-guided surgery. For the first time, spine surgeons can guide their tools to the critical anatomy using sophisticated camera technology linked to a computer in the operating room. Increased precision and speed, and less radiation, mean less time the patient is under anesthesia, which can reduce recovery time.
Types of spine surgery we provide
If you have a spinal condition, we typically begin with conservative treatment. We may recommend medications, physical therapy and chiropractic medicine services. If the pain persists or you have difficulty moving, surgery may be the best option for you. We provide the full range of spinal cord surgery, including:
Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons work together to offer advanced procedures. We may perform a fusion procedure to join vertebrae in your back and ease the pain. A disk replacement is another option to relieve pain and avoid future hospitalizations.
Compression fracture surgery
We perform an advanced technique called kyphoplasty, a needle-based procedure to repair a fractured vertebra. Many patients are on their feet an hour after the procedure.
Lumbar or cervical disk disease, or herniated disk, can cause severe back or neck pain. We offer many procedures for relief so you can get moving again. We discuss the surgical options with you so you understand what will happen before, during and after the surgery.
Neurostimulation is an advanced technique that offers pain relief and easier mobility. Our skilled neurosurgeons implant a device that delivers small doses of electricity to the nervous system to relieve pain. You typically go home the same day.
People with sciatica may need surgery to repair the herniated disk, if nonsurgical methods did not provide sufficient relief.
We offer a number of surgical procedures to relieve the symptoms of spinal instability. We may perform a fusion procedure to join vertebrae or kyphoplasty to stabilize the vertebrae.
We may recommend surgery for spinal stenosis if nonsurgical treatment isn’t working.
Surgery for spondylolisthesis may include a procedure to fuse vertebrae together, or to remove a piece of the vertebral bone. We discuss your options with you so you know what to expect.