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Spine Surgery Specialist

Spine Solutions -  - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Spine Solutions

Orthopedic Spine Surgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL

Neck and back pain can affect every aspect of your life. When medical interventions no longer provide relief from your discomfort, you may consider spine surgery. At Spine Solutions, the board-certified spine surgeons Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, perform many types of spine surgery to treat a wide range of conditions. Schedule your spine surgery consultation by calling the office in Hollywood, Boca Raton, or Coral Gables, Florida, or booking an appointment online today.

Spine Surgery Q&A

What is spine surgery?

Spine surgery includes any procedure performed on the spine. Dr. Myers and Dr. Levene are board-certified spine surgeons and experts at spine surgery. 

When possible, the surgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgery to limit the size of your incisions, minimize your post-surgical pain, and reduce your recovery time. 

Am I a candidate for spine surgery?

When you visit Spine Solutions for a spine surgery consultation, your surgeon conducts a comprehensive history and physical to fully understand your spine condition. 

You may be a candidate if you have a spine condition that can improve with spine surgery. The surgeons at Spine Solutions treat conditions that include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculitis or radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumor of the spine
  • Failed surgery (failed back surgery)
  • Trauma

However, the surgeons may only recommend spine surgery if nonsurgical interventions —  medication, injections, or physical therapy — fail to provide relief from your pain.

What are the types of spine surgery?

Spine Solutions is a state-of-the-art practice that specializes in spine surgery. Dr. Myers and Dr. Levene perform many spine procedures, such as:

Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy

During a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, the surgeons use specialized tools and techniques to remove a damaged disc from your lumbar spine.

Artificial disc replacement

After removing your damaged disc, your surgeon may replace it with an artificial disc. 

Lumbar laminectomy

For a lumbar laminectomy, your spine surgeon removes some of your vertebral bone to ease pressure on the spinal nerves in your lumbar spine. 

Spinal fusion

For a spinal fusion, your surgeon uses a bone graft or bone grafting material to join two or more vertebrae to stop painful movements. 

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)

For an ALIF, your surgeon removes damaged discs from your lumbar spine and performs a spinal fusion.

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

A TLIF is a spinal fusion procedure where your surgeon approaches your spine from the back.

Cervical corpectomy

During a cervical corpectomy, your spine surgeon removes the front portion of one or more of the vertebral bones in your cervical spine (neck) and then fuses those bones.

Lumbar interspinous spacer

The lumbar interspinous spacer is one of the latest treatment options for spinal stenosis. It’s a device that improves spacing in the narrowed spinal canal.

Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF)

An ACDF is a spine surgery that removes damaged portions of the vertebral bones and discs in your cervical spine (neck) and fuses those bones.

To schedule your spine surgery consultation, call Spine Solutions or book an appointment online today.