Neurosurgeons train in surgery of the spine including microdiscectomy, laminectomy, cervical and lumbar fusion and instrumentation during their entire residency training. Their experience is not limited to a one year fellowship or a few weekend courses as with other specialties that sometimes operate on the spine, or who claim expertise in spinal surgery.
Approximately 80% of a neurosurgeon’s training is dedicated to the spine. Our practice is devoted to assessing the needs of our spinal patients as individuals and designing the safest, most precise procedure that will accomplish our goals of pain relief and neurologic recovery in those patients who ultimately require a surgical repair. Our knowledge of neurologic function and microsurgical techniques are invaluable tools in the pursuit of a functional recovery for our spinal patients.