• Cranial Disorders

    Neurosurgery encompasses a broad variety of cranial disorders.  State-of-the-art technology, such as computer-assisted neuronavigation, cranial monitoring, and 3-dimensional imaging assist in helping today’s neurosurgeons provide the best care possible.  Among the most common disorders treated are:  Brain tumors, including gliomas, metastatic lesions and meningiomas  Brain abscesses  Intracranial cysts  Hydrocephalus  Chiari Malformation  Traumatic lesions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, Continue Reading

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  • About Dr. Summers

    Learn more about Dr. Lori Summers and her highly trained team.

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  • Why choose a neurosurgeon?

    Learn more about what a Neurosurgeon can do for you.

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  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Uses innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive spine surgery

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  • Back and Neck Conditions

    Information about some common neck and back conditions

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Using innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) may be a treatment option for your spinal disorder or chronic back and neck pain.

Compared to traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes the knowledge of anatomical landmarks, along with cutting-edge technology, to treat your spinal condition. Computer-assisted technology (such as neuro-navigation and nerve monitoring) and highly specialized tools and instrumentation, provide for the safe and effective treatment of your pain.

Advantages of MIS include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less soft tissue damage
  • Smaller surgical incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Improved function
  • Shorter hospital stay

 

Common MIS Treatment Options Offered by Dr. Summers:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Forminotomy
  • Pedicle Screw Fixation

 

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