At our New York City practice, we are dedicated to providing the finest neurosurgical spine care to our patients. From the moment you walk into our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will make sure that your visit with us is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Kai-Ming Fu brings quality care to patients who suffer from pain and injury. Using the most advanced technology, including arthroscopic procedures, The Neurosurgical Spine Surgery office provides comprehensive spinal care.Read more
Dr. Kai-Ming Fu will discuss which type of discectomy procedure best addresses the needs of the case. In some situations additional procedures may be performed to further relieve pressure and to provide stability.
Disc replacement is the substitution of an artificial disc for an unhealthy intervertebral one. It is performed to alleviate the symptoms of degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the discs wear out from the effects of long-term stress and strain on the spine due to aging or as a result of injury. An artificial disc is designed to imitate the functions of a healthy disc by allowing the spine to maintain its natural mobility.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join two or more vertebrae in the spine. The connected vertebrae fuse together to form a one solid bone and immobilize that segment of the spine.
When conservative treatment does not relieve the symptoms, or if they have worsened, surgery may be recommended. Dr. Kai-Ming Fu will discuss the appropriate surgical procedures to remove the offending portion of the herniated disc based on the individual situation and the condition of the spine around the affected disc.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when one vertebra in the spinal column slides over the one below it. Damage to the bone or joints in a vertebra can cause this slippage. When the vertebra moves out of position, the spinal cord or nerve roots may be pinched causing symptoms of pain and other neurological dysfunction. Spondylolisthesis can also lead to deformities of the spine such as lordosis or kyphosis.
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