Surgical Procedures...There is life after Surgery

The surgeons at Long Island Spine Specialists perform many diverse surgical procedures and are constantly adding the most technologically advanced treatments. Long Island Spine Specialists was the first to pioneer the minimally invasive Endoscopic Disc surgery in New York. The surgeons at LISS perform several minimally invasive procedures, such as XLIFs, TLIFs, decompression/discectomy. As national leaders in Spine surgery, LISS has trained other surgeons and neurosurgeons these techniques..

Here is a partial list of the most common procedures performed by Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. physicians.

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Procedures

Bone Fusion: The joining of two or more vertebrae performed to stabilize the spinal column. Bone graft and/or graft substitutes or enhancers are packed around the surfaces of the vertebrae being fused. Bone chips may be used in conjunction with metal fixation devices.

Cervical Laminoplasty: This surgery procedure creates more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots to relieve the painful pressure of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that can result from arthritis.
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Interbody Fusion: This is one method to obtain spinal fusion and is generally used for the treatment of pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Implants of various types are used to hold the vertebra in postion while the fusion occurs. The procedure can be performed through an anterior (from the front) or posterior (from the back) approach. Read More | Download PDF | View Video

Interspinous Process Decompression (X-Stop): Minimally-invasive outpatient procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia. A titanium alloy device is implanted to relieve back pain, and numbness in the legs casued by lumbar spinal stenosis.
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Kyphoplasty: Patients with osteoporosis are prone to compression fractures in the spine bones, or vertebrae. Patients with this condition are subject to debilitating pain, disturbed sleep, decreased lung and intestinal function, and difficulty completing routine activities. Kyphoplasty restores the size and strength of the fractured vertebra. This realigns the spine and reduces pain.

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Laminectomy: A laminectomy is the surgical removal of bone from the back of a vertebra to free the nerves. It allows the surgeon to visualize and free the nerve from behind and to reach the area where the disc is pinching the nerves.
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Laminoplasty:
Laminoplasty is a surgical procedure that treats a painfully restricted spinal canal by creating more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots immediately relieving pressure. View Video

Lumbar Disc Microsurgery (Microdiscectomy): This procedure is the most common and effective microsurgical technique for removal of a disc herniation.
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Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Instrumentation: The use of internally implanted instrumentation (screws, rods, plates, etc) is now a universally accepted method of stabilizing the spine in order to repair traumatic injuries and/or achieve a spinal fusion.

Posterolateral Endoscopic Discectomy: A minimally invasive, viable alternative for radiculopathy, especially for certain types of lumbar disc herniations. It offers several advantages over the open decompression procedures.
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Spinal Cord Stimulation: A type of advanced pain therapy where an implanted device sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord to relieve pain. Spinal Cord Stimulators may be used to treat a variety of painful conditions including post-laminectomy syndrome and neuralgias/neuritis (nerve pain).
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YESS Discectomy: Minimally-invasive procedure performed through a small tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. The surgery is performed under local or epidural anesthesia, and patient is allowed to leave hospital the same day.

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Additional Procedures

Lumbar Procedures

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
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Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages

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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement

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Lumbar Discectomy

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Lumbar Laminectomy

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
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Posterior Lumbar Fusion

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PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal Cord Stimulator is a procedure that is done to alleviate certain types of pain after other methods have failed. SCS works by blocking the pain impulses and preventing them from going up the spine into the brain. The patient gets a trial prior to permanent implantation.

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TLIF:Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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Cervical Procedures

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
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Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement, PrestigeĀ®
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Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft

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Cervical Discectomy

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Cervical Foraminotomy

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Cervical Laminectomy

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Cervical Radiculopathy

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Posterior Cervical Fusion

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OTHER PROCEDURES

Intraoperative Monitoring of the Nerves
Long Island Spine Specialists utilizes SMS Interoperative Monitoring company on specific cases when this is required during operative procedures.
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Our Board Certified Spine Surgeons

All of Long Island Spine Specialists' medical professionals have extensive training and unparalleled experience in care of the spine, and remain current about the newest advances in surgical and non-surgical therapies through continuing medical education. We are pioneers in minimally invasive and laser surgery. Our surgeons train other physicians on new approved technologies.

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