When spine surgery is needed, Dr. Pateder uses state-of-the-art techniques and minimally invasive approaches to obtain the best clinical results. Types of spine surgery he performs include:
During a lumbar decompression, Dr. Pateder removes a small portion of the bone that’s compressing your nerve root to alleviate pain. Dr. Pateder may perform a microdiscectomy or a lumbar laminectomy, depending on the root cause of your pain.
Cervical decompression is similar to lumbar decompression. However, the procedure removes bone from the cervical spine, or neck, to alleviate pain.
During a cervical fusion, Dr. Pateder fuses two or more vertebral bones in your neck to limit mobility and the resulting pain.
Lumbar, thoracic, or thoracolumbar fusion
During a lumbar, thoracic, or thoracolumbar fusion, Dr. Pateder fuses two or more vertebral bones to create a single structure that limits individual vertebral mobility to prevent pain.
Artificial disc replacement
For severely damaged intervertebral discs, Dr. Pateder replaces it with an artificial disc, which functions like your natural disc.