Spine Surgery

We know spine injuries and spine conditions can be painful, which is why we bring together a team of experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and orthopedic surgeons to treat your individual spine condition. Our experts collaborate and discuss your condition with you to ensure you’re getting the right diagnosis and can make informed decisions about your treatment plan. And with the latest in imaging technology, we get you the answers you need quickly.

What Is Spine Surgery?

At Banner Health, we perform a variety of spine surgeries. Spine surgery can help improve your spine condition or disorder by relieving pressure from the nerves and structure of your spine or can help create stability for your spine. These types of surgeries can help create stability, fix discs and correct any alignment issues.

Types of Spine Surgeries

Spine surgeries can vary based on your condition. Your team will discuss the best surgery option for you and ensure you understand the procedure from pre-surgery to post-op through recovery. We strive to use minimally invasive techniques for most surgeries to ensure a faster recovery time.

Spinal fusion: This surgery joins together two or more vertebrae to improve stability or weakness or correct a deformity.

Laminectomy: Also known as decompression surgery, this surgery removes the lamina to relieve pressure on nerves and spine.

Foraminotomy: This surgery enlarges the area in the spine around compressed nerves to relieve pressure.

Vertebroplasty: This surgery is used to stabilize fractures in the spine by injecting bone cement into the broken bones.

Lumbar discectomy: This surgery is used to fix discs in the lower back.

Scoliosis corrective surgery: Typically, a spinal fusion is done to correct scoliosis. During this surgery, joints causing the deformity in the spine are removed.

Anterior cervical fusion: This surgery is done to remove a degenerative or herniated disc in the neck and ultimately fuse the two vertebrae together to create stability. The approach of the surgery is done from the front of the neck and throat.

Posterior cervical fusion: This surgery is performed in the back of the neck to remove a degenerative or herniated disc. During this procedure, two vertebrae will be connected together permanently to create stability.

Cervical fracture treatment: The severity of a broken neck will determine the treatment needed. For minor fractures, a brace may be worn for about 8 weeks. For more severe fractures, surgery will be required. During this surgery, your surgeon will insert screws and rods to ensure the neck is stable.

Spine Surgery Recovery

In the early stages following surgery, it is recommended to take time to rest while the spine and surrounding tissues heal. Recovery is a large part of your spine surgery process. Our dedicated team of surgeons is ready to provide a comprehensive care plan and offer education and support to help throughout your recovery. Learn more about spine surgery recovery.

At Banner Health, we understand spinal surgery is a big deal. While you work with your surgeon and back and neck specialist to design a recovery plan, catered to your condition and healing progress, we are here to provide care and support. Our goal is to make sure you’re informed every step of the way and feel secure and comfortable.