Spinal Surgery

Xray of Fractures

The spine, composed of vertebra, intervertebral discs, and facet joints, is the largest functional skeletal unit in the body. Its complex structure includes numerous small, moving parts of intricately linked bone with the exiting nerves and spinal cord running within. This complexity necessitates the use of many different types of surgeries that allow spinal surgeons to treat a vast number of spinal pathologies throughout the entire spine. The Bay Area Bone & Joint Center offers a very wide variety of spinal procedures that allow us to address the majority of spinal pathologies, often through small incisions.

Cervical spine procedures:

  • Surgical treatment of C1-2 instability
  • Posterior cervical stabilization and fusion
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical interbody fusion
  • Cervical corpectomy and reconstruction
  • Surgical treatment of cervical spine fractures
  • Non-operative treatment of cervical spine fractures
  • Cervical disc replacement / arthroplasty
  • Posterior cervical foraminotomy
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Surgical treatment of cervical kyphosis
  • Cervical laminoplasty for cervical stenosis
  • Posterior cervical decompression and fusion
  • Surgical treatment / correction of cervical spine deformity

Thoracic spine procedures:

  • Posterior thoracic fusion
  • Anterior thoracic interbody fusion
  • Thoracic corpectomy and fusion
  • Posterior thoracic costotransversectomy
  • Posterior instrumented fusion for scoliosis

Lumbar spine procedures:

  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Bilateral laminotomy for lumbar stenosis
  • Spinous process split decompression for lumbar stenosis
  • Minimally invasive TLIF (trans-foraminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Non-instrumented posterolateral fusion
  • Instrumented lumbar fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Surgical reconstruction for degenerative scoliosis