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what is the definition or description of: spine surgery?

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Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgery: A broad term to describe various procedures utilized to treat most commonly arthritic conditions of the spine but also conditions due to trauma, tumors, vascular etc. Both minimally invasive and open options are available and are tailored to the individual.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spine surgery: This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Spine Surgery: Surgery in the spinal column, back or neck. Usually for disk disease, fracture or stenosis.
Answered on May 1, 2019

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