The Woodlands, TX
Spine Surgery - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group - The Woodlands, TX
17198 St. Luke's Way
, TX 77384
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Services We Offer
A discography (or discogram) is a diagnostic imaging test used to assess the source of back pain. Contrast dye is injected into the discs between vertebrae in order to show detail of any damage. The procedure is a controversial one in terms of reliability, and CT scans and MRIs are generally more trusted.
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
Epidural steroid injections (ESI) relieve pain and inflammation in the back and limbs. A steroid, often alongside an anesthetic, is injected directly into the affected area in order to treat conditions such as pinched nerves, sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.
Facet and Medial Branch Blocks
Facet and medial branch blocks are injections to treat or diagnose pain in the spine, particularly at the facet joints between vertebrae. An anesthetic, often with a steroid, is injected into or around the facet joint to block pain and help direct future treatment.
Intrathecal Pain Pumps
Intrathecal pain pumps are drug delivery systems used to manage chronic or cancer pain by delivering medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord (via a catheter attached to a surgically implanted pump). Pain pumps allow for more effective treatment with lower doses of drugs, hopefully limiting side effects.
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Posterior cervical fusion (PCF) is spine surgery used to stabilize and/or straighten the cervical spine (neck) in order to treat conditions such as stenosis, fractures, and structural abnormalities. PCF removes pieces of bone as necessary relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, then uses rods, screws, and bone to make the vertebrae grow (fuse) together and work as one bone.
Resection of Spinal Tumors
Spinal tumor resection is the surgical removal of tumors in the spinal column, which can cause neurological issues even when benign. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and requires the opening and suturing of the tissue that surrounds the spinal canal.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for chronic nerve pain in the spinal column that is nonresponsive to medication and other therapies with the use of an implanted device that issues electrical pulses to interfere with pain-signaling nerve signals being sent to the brain.
Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery
Cervical spine fusion surgery permanently connects vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine) using pieces of bone (grated or synthetic) and metal. It is used to treat herniations, extreme instability (e.g., from severe arthritis), and other malformations of the spine. After a fusion, the operated-upon vertebrae work as one unit, without motion between them.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed using tiny instruments through a small incision, rather than through a larger opening. This form of surgery offers the same benefits of open surgery, but results in a quicker operation, less pain, and a shorter healing time.
Total Disc Replacement
Total disc replacement (arthroplasty) is a surgical treatment for degenerative discs in the spine, offering an alternative to spinal fusion. The procedure removes the worn/degenerated disc (which acts as a cushion between vertebra) and replaces it with a prosthetic disc made of metal and/or plastic.
Cervical Microscopic Foraminotomy
A microscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy is performed for patients with a symptomatic cervical herniated disc with foraminal stenosis occurring at one or two levels of the spine. It is performed to remove the large, arthritic bone spurs and a portion of the herniated disc(s) compressing the spinal nerves.
A facet rhizotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to address pain in the facet joints of the spine (found between the vertebrae on the back/posterior side of the spine). A rhizotomy uses electrodes to deaden the nerves at specifically identified sources of pain, thus stopping the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Cervical laminoplasty is a surgical procedure on the vertebrae of the neck (cervical spine) to treat compression of the spinal cord or nerves caused by narrowing or degeneration. The procedure enlarges or reshapes the spinal canal by cutting out a section of each vertebra’s bony lamina, repositioning it as a wedge, and securing it with small metal plates.
Thoracic laminoplasty is a surgical procedure on the vertebrae of the upper/mid back (thoracic spine) to treat compression of the spinal cord or nerves caused by narrowing or degeneration. The procedure enlarges or reshapes the spinal canal by cutting out a section of each vertebra’s bony lamina, repositioning it as a wedge, and securing it with small metal plates.
About Spine Surgery - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group - The Woodlands, TX
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