Spine Surgery Procedures
Here are a few of the spinal surgeries and cutting-edge techniques Dr. Lenard uses:
An anterior lumbar interbody fusion is removing of disc or bone material from between two adjacent lumbar (lower back) vertebrae. The space is then bridged with a bone or metal spacer. It is can be performed as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques. Read More
A balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCF). These fractures are often painful and limit spine mobility, and are commonly caused by osteoporosis, spinal tumors, or traumatic injury. In kyphoplasty, small incisions are made in the back and tiny balloons are inflated next to the fracture in order to push the bones back into place. The bone is then cemented in place in order to strengthen it and to stabilize the fracture. Read More
Microdiscectomy, which is also referred to as microlumbar discectomy (MLD), is a procedure performed to relieve pain for patients with a herniated disc. The cause of the pain is the soft gel in the center of the disc leaking out and putting pressure on a nerve root. MLD consists of a minimally invasive removal of the herniated portion of the disc (the jelly) and any broken disc fragments. It is one of the most common surgeries performed by spinal surgeons, if not the most common. Read More
A posterior cervical foraminotomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the cervical spine (neck). A posterior cervical foraminotomy enlarges the neural foramen around a pinched nerve. The neural foramen is the opening through which a nerve root exits the spine. Read More
Posterior cervical fusion is a procedure that allows two or more vertebrae (bones) in the cervical spine (neck) to grow together into one solid bone. It is done through an incision in the back of the neck. A bone graft is attached to allow the vertebrae to fuse together. Read More
Stem cell therapy is a treatment that can be used for severe spinal cord injuries that result in damage to nerve cells in the spine. Stem cells can be used to repair or replace the nerve cells in the spine which were killed as a result of the injury to the spine. Read More
An anterior cervical corpectomy spine surgery and fusion is removal of vertebral bone and spinal disc material. It is performed in order to reduce pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves in the cervical spine (neck). Spinal fusion is the placing of bone grafts between the vertebrae to promote bone growth. Read More
An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the most common procedure used to treat damaged cervical discs. It relieves pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord by removing the ruptured disc. A bone graft is then placed in the space previously occupied by the disc. Read More
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