If you are suffering from the effects of a compressed nerve in your neck, a cervical posterior foraminotomy might be the solution for you. Pain from a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease can significantly decrease your daily quality of life. Our award-winning surgeons can use innovative cervical spinal surgery techniques to relieve your pain.
What Is a Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy?
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, that our board certified surgeons use to remove pressure from pinched nerves in the neck. The pain is typically due to a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease such as cervical spinal stenosis. This cervical spine surgery is done by enlarging the space that the nerves pass through. There are three main ways to help relieve and remove the pressure of the spinal nerves:
The first way involves removing part of the lamina, the formal term for the backside of the spinal vertebrae.
The second way to remove pressure is to enlarge the foramen, which is the opening that nerves pass through as they exit the front of the spine.
Additionally, your surgeon might remove some of the bulging disc material to relieve the compression on your spinal nerves.
If you are dealing with the discomfort from osteoarthritis, a herniated disc, slipped disc or spinal stenosis, this procedure might be the perfect solution for you. Don’t continue to endure in agony with endless prescription drugs, come see us today. Our seasoned team of doctors is here to help you.
State-of-the-Art Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy in Long Island, NY area
NSPC’s Long Island, NY area medical centers offer top notch surgical procedures for herniated discs. Contact us to discover your best treatment option. If you are in the New York area, come in for a quick consultation to see what our skilled group of neurosurgeons can do for you.
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Zachariah M. George, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery P.C. in Commack and West Islip, Long Island, NY. Dr. George has additional fellowship training in orthopedic spinal surgery.
Sachin N. Shah, M.D., is a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery. He performs complex and revision spine surgery to treat conditions such as adult scoliosis, spinal deformities, spinal cord tumors and malformations.
William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Board-Certified Diplomate, American Board of Neurosurgery. He has a special interest in complex spine surgery and has one of the largest experiences with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) on Long Island.