Our experienced surgical specialists work with patients who are suffering from major spine problems as a result of disease, degeneration, or serious trauma. We offer comprehensive spine care, minimally invasive surgeries, and other advanced treatment options that utilize the most advanced technology available to us today. There are numerous different conditions and injuries that may require spinal cord surgery or other treatments, and our doctors are dedicated to helping patients find the best solution for their specific needs. Thanks in large part to advances in technology, we are able to treat patients right in our Dallas surgical center in a manner that allows for a short recovery period. We understand how daunting being told you need spine surgery can be, which is why we are here to answer all of your questions and ensure you understand what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
Do I Need Spine Surgery?
When your doctor tells you that spine surgery may be necessary, it is only natural to have lots of questions. One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Do I need an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon for my spine surgery?” This is a good question, and one we are happy to answer in our Dallas spine clinic. Over the last 25 years, both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons have become popular choices for spine surgery. In both specialties, there are a handful of subspecialties, including:
- Cervical Spine
- Lumbar Spine
- Hand and Wrist Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
This is just a brief overview of some of the subspecialties that both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons focus on. Here at NeuroSpine, Dr. Luis Mignucci is our resident neurosurgeon with an extensive background in the field. His focus is on the surgical treatment of a wide range of neurological conditions, including the treatment of disorders that involve the following:
- Spine and Spinal Cord
- Peripheral Nerves
- The nerves that are outside of the brain and spinal cord
- Conditions may include carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve injuries, and thoracic outlet syndrome
- Intracranial and intraspinal vasculature
- Brain tumors
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Brain tumors
- Conditions that afflict the blood vessels within the brain
- May include aneurysms, strokes resulting in hematomas, and cavernomas
Please keep in mind this is just a brief overview of some of our surgical specialties. If you are suffering from a condition that was not listed above, please contact our Dallas spine center for more information. We are committed to ensuring our patients not only understand their condition, but the various treatment options available to them. Both Dr. Colon and Dr. Mignucci have extensive training in nonsurgical and surgical options for treating patients suffering from spinal conditions. We have treated people off all different ages and health, using minimally invasive spinal surgery methods to repair the affected part of the body and allow for a speedy recovery. To learn more about our surgical specialties here in the DFW area, please do not hesitate to contact NeuroSpine today.