While Summit’s spine team emphasizes a preventative and conservative approach to spine care, there are some conditions that are best treated by surgery. When surgery is appropriate, we offer fellowship-trained surgeons with national and international expertise in the safest and most advanced surgical techniques available. Our surgeons have introduced groundbreaking surgical techniques to Minnesota, and are highly skilled in the minimally invasive techniques that reduce postsurgical pain, shorten your recovery time, and provide the best possible surgical outcome.
Frequently, there is more than one surgical approach available to treat a particular condition. We sit down with you to explain all of the surgical options and the pros and cons of each approach. It is our job to help you make an informed decision about the surgical approach that is best for you.
Other surgical treatment options include:
- Decompressions (laminectomy, laminotomy, transpedicular decompression)
- Hardware removal
When you have pain caused by a pinched nerve, it can be challenging to evaluate your treatment options. Although nonsurgical treatment is effective for 90 percent of spine pain, there are some specific conditions that are best treated by surgery.
Spine treatment options can be complex. Summit Orthopedics spine surgeon Dr. Nick Wills discusses the questions to ask when you are evaluating your treatment options.
Two-level cervical disc replacement surgery is an advanced surgical technique offered at Summit Orthopedics. We explain the advantages of this new treatment option.