Types of Surgeries
At Prime Spine & Orthopedics, our highly trained and board certified surgeons are dedicated to delivering the best outcome possible for every patient. Your Prime Spine surgeon will consult with you to determine the most appropriate surgical options based on your need. Along with our skills, we consider patient safety, procedure quality, and the family experience as our highest priorities.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Spinal fusion surgery is mostly used when a doctor deems it necessary to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine to eliminate the motion between them. During a spinal fusion, Prime Spine & Orthopedic specialists place bone (or bone-like material) between the two vertebrae. Metal plates, screws, and rods accompany the bone in place and allow the vertebrae to heal as one unit, changing the way your spine moves.
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Laminectomy, or lumbar spine surgery, is recommended to decompress the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. A laminectomy involves removing the lamina (the back part of a vertebrae that covers the spinal canal) which widens the spinal canal. Laminectomy surgery is usually a last case scenario if medication and other methods happen to yield no results.
Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical spine surgery is an elective surgery that is used when a patient is experiencing an impingement or when a patient experiences spinal instability. The goal of the surgery is to remove the numbness, tingling, weakness, and abnormal motion that can be caused by a variety of factors such as degenerative disorders, trauma and instability.
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is a major surgery that involves removing a painful, sometimes arthritic hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint often made of metal and plastic. Recovery from hip replacement surgery does take time, but most patients see a relief from the pain when walking after the surgery.
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator cuff surgery, like most surgical procedures, is a worse case scenario for patients experiencing shoulder pain due to a large tear or shoulder discomfort that sees no improvement through nonsurgical methods. It involves reconnecting tendons, stitching, smoothing, or trimming down tendons to relieve pain.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery
When performed properly, total knee replacement surgery relieves pain and discomfort caused by arthritis or severe injury. The surgery removes parts of the tibia and femur and replaces them with artificial joints.
ACL Repair Surgery
ACL repair surgery is performed for patients that experience an instability in the knee joint due to a completely torn ACL or anterior cruciate ligament. ACL Reconstruction Surgery involves taking tissue from you or a cadaver and replacing your old ACL with this tissue.