Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Surgery
Because of recent advancements in cervical spinal surgery it is now possible, through incisions less than 1 centimeter, to perform multiple level cervical fusion and decompression.
Disabling cervical spinal pain and stenosis can affect the nerves that travel from the cervical spine to the arms and back. During MISS cervical spinal fusion it is possible to free up these nerves and achieve improved neck movement. The patient is positioned face downward and a small incision is made. After establishing a channel to facet joints, using specialized tools, a cervical cage is introduced with bone grafts to allow for elevation and opening of the spinal nerve channel along with providing support thus freeing the nerve and relieving pain.
Dr. Rahul V. Shah
Board certified, Ivy League and fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine & Neck Surgeon.