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Surgical Treatments

Our surgeons at Montvale Health Associates are experts and leaders in their field with years of experience in surgical procedures.

We offer patients a range of minimally invasive and open back surgical procedures.

While we prefer to exhaust non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, there are times when we may recommend open back surgery. At Montvale Health Associates, our surgeons use the state-the-art-technology and the latest procedures to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care.

Our minimally invasive and open surgical procedures include:

Posterior Pedicle Screw Fusion:

Pedicle screws are used to aid in the fusion of vertebrae. They help in gripping spine segments for spine stability. Bone is grafted during the spine fusion surgery and once the bone has grown, the rods and the screws are no longer necessary.

Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion:

Spine fusion surgery is performed to relieve pain due to herniated or degenerated discs. Fusing vertebrae at specific segments stops motion and allows for stability. Posterior cervical spine fusion is performed through an incision in the back of the neck. During this procedure, our expert surgeons remove the damaged disc material and then insert a bone graft creating the fusion.

Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion:

Anterior cervical spine fusion is performed through an incision in the front of the neck in which two or more vertebrae are fused together to stabilize the spine and relieve pain due to herniated or degenerated discs. During the procedure, our expert surgeons at Montvale Health Associates remove any damaged disc material and graft bone to fuse the vertebrae together.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

This procedure is minimally invasive allowing the patient to heal quicker. An endoscope, a small instrument with a camera one the end, is inserted into the target area through a small incision. The camera on the scope allows our expert surgeons to see the affected area and determine the proper treatment without having to create a larger incision.

Conditions treated:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis

Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty

This minimally invasive precision requires no incision and is typically used to treat herniated discs. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the affected area and a thin needle is then inserted into the herniated disc. Our expert surgeons use X-ray to help guide the needle into the herniated disc. Radiowaves are then transmitted through the needle to dissolve the damaged or herniated portion of the disc.

Conditions treated:

  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Torn disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy is used to reduce pain by blocking affected nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. An electrical charge is sent to an affected nerve in short intervals and at temperature of about 107 degrees to shock the nerve and stop the signal transmission.

Conditions treated:

  • Facet joint syndrome

Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation

Our experts use X-ray imaging to guide a radiofrequency needle along targeted nerves to provide patients with relief from back pain. This process blocks the nerve from transmitting pain signals to the brain by sending a controlled electrical current to the affected nerve. The current leave a abrasion on the nerve, which in turn keeps it from transmitting pain signals.

Conditions treated:

  • Facet joint syndrome
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