Complex Spine Procedures
Complex spine Surgery include procedures which are more difficult than simple discectomy, laminectomy or 1 or 2-level spinal fusion. The conditions for which complex spine surgery may be a solution include degenerative scoliosis (curvature of the spine which comes on during the aging process), cases of malignant spine tumors, cases of severe spinal trauma, or cases in which there is significant misalignment of the spinal vertebrae, such as in Spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is found when one of the spine vertebra slips forward significantly on the one below it.
Anterior and posterior, cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral instrumented spinal fusion operations are examples of complex spine surgery that our physicians perform on a regular basis.