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 disc replacement and minimally invasive techniques that reduce postsurgical pain, shorten your recovery time, and provide the best possible surgical outcome.
Choosing the best surgery for you
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.
Award-winning surgical care
Summit Orthopedics’ Eagan location was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Distinction for Spinal Fusion by The Joint Commission. Summit is the first group in Minnesota to have received this award for patient satisfaction and key outcome measurements.
Other surgical treatment options include:
- Decompressions (laminectomy, laminotomy, transpedicular decompression)
- Hardware removal
Innovations to improve patient results
Certain orthopedic surgeries, once exclusively performed in a hospital environment, can now be done as a same-day surgery at Summit Orthopedics’ Eagan location, followed by a comfortable stay in the Care Suites.
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.
Time is not kind to the discs in our spine. Fortunately, most of us do not experience pain as our discs become less flexible over the years. When disc degeneration is accompanied by painful symptoms, Dr. Santos walks us through the medical evaluation we can expect.