Category Archives: Surgical Techniques

Jason H. Thompson, MD

The Relevance of Robotics

  One of the hot topics in surgery these days – whether it’s for surgery on a spine or anywhere else – is robotic surgery. My patients are often curious about the benefits that the robot manufacturers are claiming, and they want … Continue reading

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Jason H. Thompson, MD

Best Surgical Approach Depends on Diagnosis

I’m often asked by patients who are contemplating surgery about my approach: Will the incision be big? Is it arthroscopic? Do I use lasers? My approach is completely dependent on each patient’s diagnosis and what our experience at the Spine … Continue reading

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David Lundin, MD, FAANS

What is Cervical Disk Replacement? Is it Helpful for Neck Pain?

One of the most common conditions I see in our Neurosurgery Spine Clinic is neck pain and associated shoulder and arm pain due to a disk herniation. The cervical disks are the soft cushions between the vertebrae that act as … Continue reading

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David Lundin, MD, FAANS

Minimally invasive surgery? Laser surgery? What are these techniques and do you perform them?

  Many people at some time in their life will experience a period of severe back pain that radiates into their buttock or leg. This symptom, called “sciatica,” is typically due to a herniation of a lumbar disk that irritates … Continue reading

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