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Cranial/Brain
      Burhole

      Brain Surgery: Burr Hole Drainage

      This procedure creates one or more holes in the skull to release excess fluid pressure in the brain caused by a chronic subdural hematoma (blood clot on the brain). It can be performed under local anesthesia.
      Craniotomy

      Brain Surgery: Craniotomy For Tumour

      This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, creates an opening through the skull for brain tumor removal. Shaving the head is often not required. The surgery usually requires between two to five hours to complete, depending on the type and size of the tumor.
      TrigeminalNeuralgia

      Brain Surgery: Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

      This procedure eliminates (or greatly reduces) the sharp bursts of pain in the face that occur when the trigeminal nerve is compressed by an artery. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.
      BrainBiopsy

      Brain Surgery: Stereotactic Brain Biopsy

      In this surgical procedure, the physician takes a small sample of tissue from the brain through a hole in the skull. Stereotactic biopsy is commonly used to take a sample from a tumor. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and requires at least an overnight hospital stay.
      transphenoidal

      Brain Surgery: Transphenoidal Surgery For Tumour

      This endoscopic procedure, performed under general anesthesia, is used to remove a tumor from the pituitary gland. The patient will require hospitalization for two to five days after the surgery.

Spine

Surgical Procedures

    BrainBiopsy

    Spine Surgery: ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
    Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

    Spine Surgery: Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

    This surgery removes damaged or diseased vertebral bone and surrounding discs. It relieves neck, arm and leg symptoms caused by pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
    Anterior Cervical Discectomy

    Spine Surgery: Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion

    This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
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    Spine Surgery: Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement, (PCM)

    (Caution: Investigational Device) A goal of this procedure is to relieve the pain caused by pinched nerves due to a damaged disc in the cervical spine. The diseased or damaged disc will be replaced with a specialized implant.
    Laminaplasty

    Spine Surgery: Cervical Laminaplasty

    This surgical procedure creates more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots to relieve the painful pressure of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that can result from arthritis.
    Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy

    Spine Surgery: Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy

    This surgery removes bone and/or portions of a herniated or diseased disc to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
    Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) of the Nerves

    Spine Surgery: Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) of the Nerves

    This technique is used during complex surgical procedures, especially those that involve manipulation of the spinal cord. IOM allows a neurotechnologist to monitor the health of the nervous system in real time during surgery. This greatly reduces the risk of surgery-related nerve damage.
    Intrathecal Pump Implant

    Spine Surgery: Intrathecal Pump Implant

    An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine applied directly to the intrathecal space (the area surrounding the spinal cord) to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain. Pump candidates include people for whom conservative treatments have failed and surgery is not likely to help.
    Kyphoplasty

    Spine Surgery: Kyphoplasty

    This minimally-invasive procedure treats spine fractures caused by osteoporosis. It is designed to provide rapid back pain relief and help straighten the spine.
    Laminectomy

    Spine Surgery: Laminectomy

    This procedure is performed through an incision on the lower back. The surgeon removes a section of bone, called the lamina, from one or more vertebrae. This relieves pressure on the nerve roots caused by stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal).
    Lumbar Corpectomy

    Spine Surgery: Lumbar Corpectomy

    This procedure is performed to relieve the pain caused when diseased or damaged vertebrae bone blocks and pinches nerve roots. It also corrects spinal column deformities. During this procedure, the patient is positioned on his right side. The surgery is performed through the patient's left side.
    Lumbar Disc Microsurgery

    Spine Surgery: Lumbar Disc Microsurgery

    This minimally invasive technique is used to remove the herniated portion of a vertebral disc. It is 95% to 98% effective in eliminating leg pain (sciatica) caused by nerve root compression. The procedure is performed through a small incision on the back.
    Micro-Endoscopic-Discectomy

    Spine Surgery: Micro Endoscopic Discectomy

    This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.
    Minimally-Invasive-Lumbar-Microdecompression

    Spine Surgery: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression

    This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove overgrown vertebral bone and soft tissue to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. It is performed through a small incision on the back.
    TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    Spine Surgery: TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove a degenerated disc to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. It is performed through a small incision on the back.
    Spinal Fusion

    Spine Surgery: Spinal Fusion

    This procedure corrects the spinal condition caused by spondylolisthesis, in which weakened joints or fractured bones allow a vertebra to slip forward and pinch a nerve root. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate down to the legs and feet through the sciatic nerve.
    XLIF Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    Spine Surgery: XLIF Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    Unlike traditional back surgery, XLIF is performed through the patient's side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. It can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Non-Surgical Procedures

    Facet-Joint-Injections

    Facet Joint Injections

    Each vertebra in the spine is connected to the vertebra above and below it by facet joints, which are located on both sides of the rear of the spine. A facet joint block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic for back or neck pain. A facet joint block injection can confirm whether the facet joints are indeed the source of pain and can help relieve the pain and inflammation.
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    Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

    This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. The steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica and herniated discs.
Peripheral Nerve
    Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

    CTS: Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

    TThis procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal sensation to the hand and fingers. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Pain Management
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    This condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your "funny bone."

 

   

 

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