What Types of Spine Surgery Does Our Hospital Perform?
Every year, over 1.62 million people undergo spine surgery for problems such as compression fractures, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and spinal deformities. While not every spine issue requires surgery, it is often necessary to alleviate the distressing symptoms the patient is experiencing, as well as to increase their life quality.
At Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we have a whole department focusing on spine surgery and our surgeons have over 20 years of experience in performing spine surgery. The following are the most common spine surgical procedure we perform:
This procedure is used to treat compression fractures and entails the surgeon injecting bone cement in the damaged area of the spine, which hardens and strengthens the vertebrae. People who have osteoporosis are very susceptible to compression fractures, which is why they represent the majority of patients who undergo vertebroplasty. The primary benefit of vertebroplasty is that people who undergo it will experience pain relief and increased mobility. Thereby, they will also rely less on pain relievers. Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that is very similar to vertebroplasty. However, the difference is that the former involves the use of special balloons to create space within the vertebrae before the surgeon injecting bone cement in the space.