In an ideal world, all spinal injuries and conditions would be easily treatable with simple, non-surgical options like medications, physical therapy and exercise. Unfortunately, some conditions are too severe or disabling to manage with non-surgical treatments alone. In such cases, a qualified neurologist like Dr. Neece may recommend an appropriate surgery.
Surgical treatment options currently offered by Dr. Neece’s practice include:
- Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
- Balloon kyphoplasty
- Cervical artificial disc
- Cervical spinal fusion
- Direct lateral interbody fusion
- Lumbar discectomy
- Lumbar laminectomy
- Lumbar spinal fusion
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
- Artificial disc replacement
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
The type of surgery used to correct a given condition should be determined on a case-by-case basis, starting with an appropriate evaluation and diagnosis followed by a thorough exploration of appropriate surgical options with one’s doctor. If you are in the process of choosing a surgical procedure for your neurological issue(s), it is important to maintain an open line of communication with your doctor(s), and ask any questions you may have. Proper communication and an open mind to various options can help ease the decision-making process. An experienced neurosurgeon like Dr. Neece will be careful to recommend not only the most appropriate procedure to correct the problem at hand, but also to fit the patient’s particular needs and level of fitness. What is best for one individual may carry significantly more risk for another.
If you are experiencing pain and/or disability from a neurological condition and would like to discuss surgical options with a qualified neurologist, contact our Frisco, TX office to set up an appointment to see Dr. Neece at your earliest convenience.