Spinal Fusion Surgery
“Spinal fusion surgery may sound somewhat scary, but it is a fairly common procedure that corrects problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a “welding” process.”
MIS Spinal Surgery
“Spine surgery can cause a lot of apprehension in patients. But with minimally invasive techniques, the recovery can be shortened. People can be back at work pretty quickly. And, in the end, we can see a really meaningful return in function.”
-Michael E. Gomez, M.D. | Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Miami Neuroscience Institute
Now, my horizon is the way that it should be. I am going to be able to play volleyball again; I am going to be able to go to the beach again; I am going to be able to carry my son again; I am going to be able to go to his field day and do, I don’t know, the three legged race — And that is what I want.
- Spinal Stenosis
- Adult Spinal Deformity
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Arnold Chiari Malformation
- CNS Vasculitis
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Cord Anomaly
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Injury
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Anterior Odontoid Screw Fixation
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Cervical Expansile Laminoplasty
- Cervical Fusion
- Corrective Surgery for Intraspinal Neoplasm and Vascular Malformation
- Discectomy: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
- Image Guided Biopsy of the Spine
- Lumbar Discectomy
- Lumbar Drain
- Lumbar Fusion
- Spinal Surgery
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for back, neck and spine surgery, you can expect:
- To be treated like a family member, with a goal of finding the right treatment for your condition as quickly as possible.
- A conservative approach to care that starts with non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.
- A team that is dedicated to helping you live a safe, pain-free life.
Mr. Bokamper says he is extremely grateful for Dr. Vasquez and the entire team because he’s at the point where he can barely remember he had the back pain at all — and “quite frankly they gave me my life back.”
Back, Neck and Spine Surgery Clinical Trials
Regardless of where you have had treatment in the past, our goal is to help you live a safe, pain-free life. Our team often sees patients who have had previous surgery but who still suffer from pain and mobility problems. We can do simple adjustments, as well as complex revision surgeries, if needed.
During this procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in your lower back and use dilators to move the muscle out of the way and access the herniated disc. Your surgeon will also use an X-ray to help pinpoint the herniated disk that is pushing on nerves and causing pain. This process disrupts less muscle, which limits blood loss, decreases pain, speeds up recovery and reduces the amount of time you need to spend in the hospital after the surgery. Most patients can go home the same day.
At Miami Neuroscience Institute, we believe patients should have direct access to their surgeons throughout the treatment process. If you are admitted to the hospital for your procedure, you will meet with your doctor and neurosurgeon every day to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We aim to keep communication as open as possible throughout your care.
Most back, neck and spine surgery patients will need rehabilitation after their procedure. Rehabilitation may include lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or new exercises, as well as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Your surgical team will work closely with our rehabilitation specialists to ensure you get the right therapy to fit your needs and lifestyle.