Board-certified neurosurgeons with AnMed Spine & Neurosurgery can diagnose and treat conditions such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – Pinched median nerve in the wrist that causes numbness, pain or tingling in the arm or hand
- Cervical radiculopathy – Pinched nerve in the neck that causes arm pain, numbness or weakness
- Cervical spondylosis – Arthritis in your neck bones
- Chiari malformation – Misshapen or small skull that forces brain tissue into the spinal canal
- Cubital tunnel syndrome – Pinched ulnar nerve in the elbow that causes numbness, pain or tingling in the hand
- Disc problems – Damage to the rubbery pads that cushion each of your vertebrae (spine bones)
- Sciatica – Pain that runs down the sciatic nerve from your lower back to your leg
- Scoliosis – Abnormal curves in the spine
- Spinal stenosis – Narrowing of space in your backbone, which can put painful pressure on nerves
- Tumors – Abnormal, usually noncancerous growths in the spine, pituitary gland, brain, or nerves
Even if you don’t see your condition listed, give us a call. We’ll help you as much as we can and connect you to a surgeon who can perform the procedure you need.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Peripheral nerves are those outside of your brain or spinal cord. If you have a nerve injury, trapped nerve, neuropathy or another nerve problem, an AnMed surgeon can perform a procedure to relieve your pain and other symptoms. Treatments include carpal tunnel release, ulnar nerve release, peroneal nerve decompression and more.
Nerve stimulators are small devices placed under your skin. They send mild electrical pulses to certain nerves to control your symptoms. AnMed surgeons can implant:
- Spinal cord stimulator for back pain
- Vagus nerve stimulator for epilepsy (seizures)
Fusion welds two bones or joints together, preventing painful movement. Depending on what part of your body the surgery treats, your procedure may be called:
- Cervical (neck) fusion
- Lumbar (lower back) fusion
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
- Thoracic (mid-back) fusion
Your AnMed surgeon will perform your procedure in the least invasive way, using the shortest possible incision and affecting as little healthy tissue as possible. The surgeon may use computer navigation to perform your procedure very precisely and accurately, leading to more pain relief and a better long-term outcome.
Discectomy for Herniated Discs
Discectomy removes a herniated (slipped) disc that presses painfully on a nerve. Microdiscectomy is a less invasive approach to the procedure. It uses a special microscope to let the surgeon see the disc and nerves through a smaller incision. That means the surgery affects less healthy tissue and leads to less pain afterward.
Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery
If there’s damage to the cushioning between vertebrae (spine bones) in your neck, an AnMed surgeon may be able to replace the cushions (discs) with artificial implants. This treatment offers an alternative to cervical fusion surgery in certain cases.
Laminectomy for Spinal Stenosis
The lamina is the back part of your vertebra that covers the spinal cord. Laminectomy (also called spinal decompression) removes it from one or more bones to relieve painful pressure on nerves, especially if you have spinal stenosis. Your surgeon also clears away any bone fragments that press on the nerve roots.
Microlaminectomy is a less invasive approach to the procedure. Your surgeon uses a special microscope to see the spine through a smaller incision. You benefit from less pain, less blood loss, and a shorter scar.
If you had neurosurgery elsewhere but weren’t satisfied with the results, talk to an AnMed surgeon. We’ll explore your options for additional treatment to relieve your symptoms.