While most cases of back pain can be successfully treated with non-surgical options, some conditions may require surgery. Some of the diagnoses that may need surgery include:
Myelopathy and Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Cord Compression
Board-certified spine surgeons at the Hilton Head Hospital Spine Center work with a specialized team of physicians to determine the best surgical treatment options for the patient. Surgical options may include:
Robotic-assisted spine surgery using Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ (Hyperlink this bullet point to click to the Globus page below with more information)
Laminectomy/Discectomy: a procedure in which part of the lamina is removed, as well as a portion of a ligament. The herniated disc is then removed.
Microdiscectomy: similar to a discectomy, but using a smaller injection.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion: when two or more vertebra are joined together using bone grafts, screws and rods.