Conemaugh's neurosurgical team uses advanced surgical techniques and technologies to treat a range of spinal conditions, including degenerative, congenital, traumatic, vascular, or cancer-related disorders.
All aspects of spinal decompression, fusion, and instrumentation are used to treat back conditions. Minimally invasive spinal procedures, including kyphoplasty and vertebrosplasty, which use cement-like substances to stabilize spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, falls or traumatic injury, are also common. Using sophisticated computerized imaging technology, neurosurgeons can pinpoint spinal problems, and just as importantly, the relationship to vascular structures or veins. Repairing spinal conditions while keeping vascular structures intact significantly reduces complications and speeds the recovery process.
Patients who are eligible for this type of surgery tend to experience shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, and fewer complications.