Your situation is unique. This is our starting point.

Embarking upon a health procedure, whether simple or involved, can be an anxiety-producing experience for most patients. The critical thing to remember is that SPINE-PEDS ORTHO team of professionals will handle complicated spinal problems, possibly much like your own, on a frequent basis. And knowledge helps a great deal. Higher volume leads to better expertise and outcomes.

One step in allaying concern is to try and become more familiar with your condition and treatment options. Our team believes in educating our patients about their conditions. Your physician will determine the best treatment for your particular condition.


Lumbar Spine

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy / Percutaneous Disc Removal (PDR)

A herniated lumbar disc can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. A percutaneous disc removal (PDR) can remove a portion of the herniated disc that is compressing spinal nerves through a small incision in the skin. This minimally invasive approach uses a much smaller incision than traditional open spinal surgeries and avoids damage to the low back muscles.

In some cases, removing part of the herniated disc in a partial discectomy procedure can also prevent the disc from irritating the nerve.

Cervical Spine

Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)

ACDF is the procedure in which a section of the a ruptured disc is removed in patients with spinal stenosis to remove pressure on nerves from disc herniations. A bone graft is usually inserted with instrumentation to keep the disc space at a normal height and fuse the vertebrae above and below the removed disc.