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Unlocking the Anatomy of the Spine Minimally Invasive Techniques at Neurological Surgery, P.C.

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The field of spinal surgery has significantly evolved since French physician Nicolas Andry published is tome, Orthopaedia, on correcting deformities in children in 1791. Today, Long Island patients can access a myriad of modern developments - from image-guided spine surgery to posterior lumbar interbody fusion - delivered by modern-day experts at Neurological Surgery, P.C.


One of 12 spine specialists at NSPC, Matthew B. Kern, M.D., neurosurgeon, combines general neurosurgery practice with expertise in complex spinal surgery and surgical intervention for brain tumors and traumatic injuries of the brain, spine and spinal cord. Shown below is Dr. Kern.

"Early on in spinal surgery, there was really only one approach, and that was accessing the spine from the back, and performing everything through laminectomies. We now have many different options, given the patient case, for the appropriate use of materials and approaches to the spine to address the two tenets of spinal surgery. The first is to decompress the neurological elements by taking pressure off the spinal cord or the nerve roots, and the second is stabilizing the spine."

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