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Minimally Invasive Surgery & Motion Preservation


With our unique skill-set and training, we are able to perform a large variety of surgeries through a minimally invasive approach including discectomies, decompressions, fracture fixation, and fusion surgery. This is spinal surgery performed through a skin incision small enough to be covered by a band-aid. There are no external sutures.


  • We offer the least-invasive approach possible with state-of-the-art technology.

  • We train and teach other doctors how to do perform minimally invasive spine surgery.

  • We have given invited talks at national medical conferences and published research papers about minimally invasive spine surgery.

  • We are transforming the standard of minimally invasive spine surgery for the region.


This minimally invasive technique can result in less post-operative pain, less blood loss, less chance of infection, and quicker recovery. We will evaluate if you are a candidate for this surgical approach. Minimally invasive surgery can help patients return more quickly to their active lifestyles.




Motion Preservation Surgery

We try to avoid a fusion surgery whenever possible. Motion preservation surgery places an artificial disc in the cervical or lumbar spine in the setting of a disc herniation. This allows the patient to maintain motion throughout that spinal level. This can result in less neck pain after surgery and substantially reduce the risk of surgery in the future.  


Patients who have been told they need an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion or ACDF are potential candidates for an artificial disc replacement. We make the decision to perform fusion surgeries or artificial disc surgeries based on the individual patient in a shared-decision model by integrating the latest research data.


We are one of the few centers in the region capable of performing true motion preservation surgery. We have specifically undergone specialized training for this procedure and have used multiple different devices through our fellowships and practice.

Watch a video description about the procedure:



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