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Surgical Spine Procedures

We offer an extensive range of traditional and minimally invasive spinal surgical procedures. Our physicians will help identify the best surgical technique and post-surgery rehabilitation exercises for your specific spine condition. Our goal is to restore and strengthen your back to the highest level of functioning. 

Conventional Spine Surgeries    

With the expertise of our surgeons, many conventional surgeries may be performed with a minimally invasive incision to decrease your recovery time.

  • Anterior Cervical Fusion: A disk removal and spine fusion surgery through a small incision in the front of the neck.
  • Posterior Cervical Diskectomy: A posterior disk rupture is removed from the back to preserve motion at the joint.
  • Micro Diskectomy or Decompression: A surgery, using a microscope, to remove all or part of a herniated disk or spinal stenosis to relieve pain.
  • Foraminatomy: A decompression surgery to widen the opening in the back where nerve roots leave the spinal canal, which relieves pressure.
  • Laminectomy: Bone spurs, or enlarged bone structures that have formed in the spinal canal, are removed.
  • Spine Fracture Surgery: A surgery to repair broken or fractured vertebrae in the spine.
  • Spine Fusion: A surgery to join together vertebrae in the spine that have moved out of alignment.
  • Spine Tumor Treatment: A procedure to surgically remove spine tumors surrounding the spinal cord.
  • Vascular Malformations: An open spine surgery to repair or remove an abnormal connection between veins and arteries in your spine that creates a lesion. 

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries    

  • Posterior Cervical Micro Decompression: A minimally invasive technique to remove a cervical desk rupture or bone spur in the neck, from the back. Wake Forest Baptist is the leading hospital in the region to perform this procedure.
  • Lumbar Minimally Invasive Decompression: A minimally invasive technique to treat a ruptured disk or spinal stenosis in the lower back. Wake Forest Baptist developed the technique widely used today.
  • Vertebral Augmentation (also known as Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty): A minimally invasive method to strengthen a weak, collapsed bone in the vertebrae. A rapid-setting cement injection, like acrylic super glue, hardens the bone and relieves pain.
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion (MIDLIF): A lumbar decompression and fusion is performed through a minimally invasive incision from the posterior.
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion or Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF): A lumbar decompression and fusion is performed through a minimally invasive incision from the patient’s side.
  • Scoliosis or Deformity Correction Surgery: A surgery to repair abnormal spinal curving by straightening the spine and aligning the shoulders and hips. Screws and rods are used to build internal scaffolding and restore normal alignment to the spine. 


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The Spine Center is located at Medical Plaza - Clemmons: 

2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

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