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
Certain orthopedic surgeries, once exclusively performed in a hospital environment, can now be done as a same-day surgery at Summit’s Vadnais Heights Surgery Center, followed by a comfortable stay in the Care Suites located on the same floor.
Learn more about each surgery center location here:
Dr. Choi treats patients with chronic back pain, and she explains the range of nonsurgical therapies available to relieve pain.
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