Spine Surgery

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At MemorialCare Surgical Center – Laguna Niguel we’ve invested in the latest proven technology for minimally invasive surgical procedures. But what truly sets us apart is the personalized attention and communication we provide each of our patients. We want you to feel completely supported before, during and after your surgery.

What Health Problems Does Spine Surgery Address?

Should you be experiencing any of these conditions your physician or surgeon may recommend surgery to address your problem. There are a variety of surgical interventions which can be used to alleviate your pain, numbness, or tingling, and restore function to the spine and the nerves. You and your physician will discuss the options which are best suited for your individual case.

What Spine Procedures Does MemorialCare Surgical Center – Laguna Niguel Offer?

Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty: These are procedures to address compression fractures of the vertebrae in the spine which can cause pain and instability. These fractures can be a result of traumatic injury or from osteoporosis causing a weakening in the vertebral body leading to a collapse of the body of the vertebrae. In order to correct this problem, the physician will restore the vertebral height and stability by injecting specialized cement into the damaged vertebra by using a needle passed through the skin, there is no need for an incision. This is called a vertebroplasty.

In some cases it is necessary to use a small balloon like device inserted into the damaged vertebra. The balloon is then inflated to restore the vertebra to its normal height. Then the space is filled with the specialized bone cement. This is called a kyphoplasty. As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks which you and your surgeon should discuss. These procedures have a relatively quick recovery time and you can be back to full activity in as little as one to two weeks.

As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks which you and your surgeon should discuss.

MemorialCare Surgical Center – Laguna Niguel performs procedures to implant spinal cord stimulators, as well as injection therapies for spine pain.

This page is for information purposes only, and describes general information.  You should always talk to your physician regarding specific details of your surgery.