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Minimally Invasive Surgery

We always aim for surgery as a last option at Dr. Jeremy Smith, MD. When it is selected as the best treatment option, our focus is to keep the procedure as minimally-invasive as possible. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is generally focused around relieving pain and stiffness, while supporting a patient to remain as active as possible.

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Why choose anterior cervical discectomy and fusion? For patients suffering from herniated discs in the neck, or spinal cord stenosis, this treatment may offer the best pain relief.

Find relief from chronic low back pain.

Find relief from chronic pelvic and leg pain.

Find relief from chronic low back pain.

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Find relief from chronic low back and leg pain.

Why choose Coflex? Coflex is an alternative to fusion for patients suffering from severe spinal stenosis. This new technological advancement allows for a durable and sustainable solution via a small, motion-preservation device.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Why choose anterior cervical discectomy and fusion? For patients suffering from herniated discs in the neck, or spinal cord stenosis, this treatment may offer the best pain relief.

What is Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?

Anterior Cervical Discectomy is a type of surgery where a damaged disc is removed; it is also called Anterior Cervical Decompression. Decompression refers to the surgical removal or repositioning of a structure that presses down on another structure. When a damaged disc is putting pressure on the spinal cord (or the nerve root) it can cause weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. After treating the nerve root or spinal cord compression, an inter-vertebral fusion (the permanent locking of multiple vertebrae together) will be necessary to stabilize the spine.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

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What is Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion?

An anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery locks multiple vertebrae together in the lower back portion of the spine. This is done in order to eliminate pain, remove pressure on the nerves, and to correct the alignment of the spine. This surgery is performed through the front of the belly in order to reduce risk, while removing a disc from the spine.

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

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What is Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion?

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is a minimally invasive surgery that is used to treat some lumbar conditions that require the fusion of the lumbar spine. A surgeon must access the intervertebral disc space and the lumbar spine (low back) in order to approach the spinal fusion.

During this procedure, surgery is performed through the side of the body in order to improve long-term back or leg pain. Steroid injections, physical therapy and pain medications are alternative forms of treatment utilized before performing Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF).

Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF)

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What is Posterior Spinal Fusion?

Lower back pain that results from degenerative spinal disorders, such as osteoarthritis, can be addressed by applying the common spinal fusion technique, Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion. A spinal fusion can be done in any area of the spine, including the cervical, lumbar and thoracic regions, and the surgical approach can be through a small incision from the back (posterior approach). This surgery is designed to fuse segments of the vertebral spine together, so that the individual vertebrae cease from causing pain to the patient. Advances in technology allow for this procedure to minimize tissue damage and blood loss, as the surgery requires small incisions, and the hardware is placed through image-guided navigation techniques.

In instances where the thoracic spine has been injured, a posterior thoracic spinal fusion may be necessary. During this surgery, segments of the thoracic vertebral spine are fused together to stabilize the area, so that the injury can heal properly.

Posterior Thoracic Spinal Fusion (PTIF)

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What is Posterior Thoracic Spinal Fusion?

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Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

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What is Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion?

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a spinal fusion surgery that is typically used to remove a degenerative disc. A degenerative disc can put pressure on the nerve roots in the lumbar spine, which in turn causes pain in the back and legs. During this procedure, the vertebrae are fused together in order to stabilize the spine. This surgery can correct a number of conditions including: disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis.

Coflex®

Why choose Coflex? Coflex is an alternative to fusion for patients suffering from severe spinal stenosis. This new technological advancement allows for a durable and sustainable solution via a small motion-preservation device.

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What is Coflex®?

Coflex is a titanium alloy device that is inserted into the spine in order to preserve lumbar motion and to provide support to the spine. Coflex surgery is a neurological procedure wherein the Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization device is implanted. This motion-preserving and minimally invasive procedure is often used in treating patients with spinal stenosis, who have developed bone spurs or experience wear and tear in the spine due to aging.

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