Each physician at Linden Surgical Center is highly specialized and trained in the newest
surgical techniques. They have expert knowledge in performing a wide spectrum of surgical
and non-surgical procedures. To learn more, please select a category below.
Improper body mechanics, trauma, and structural abnormalities can injure the spine and lead to back pain and/or leg pain and numbness. There are many non-invasive options to repair and treat the majority of back pain problems. However, when all non-surgical techniques such as physical therapy have been exhausted, surgery may be considered.
Common spine surgeries performed at Linden Surgical Center include:
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Spine surgery to correct scoliosis involves the placement of multiple pins in the spine. The pins are used as anchors for a rod that straightens the curvature of the spine and holds it in place. Surgically correcting the scoliosis at earlier ages can prevent further spinal curvature and complications or pain as a result of scoliosis later in life.
- Minimally Invasive Back Surgery
- Minimally invasive back surgery involves several small incisions, as opposed to the traditional “open back” procedures that require a large incision through various back muscles.
The three most common minimally invasive back surgeries are:
- Lumbar Discectomy-removes a degenerated disc
- Lumbar Fusion- provides additional stability through the fusion of two vertebrae
- Spinal Decompression- removes bone or tissues directly by putting pressure on the nerves or nerve roots
- Artificial Disc Replacement
- This procedure replaces intervertebral disc in the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) regions with a synthetic disc made of biomimetic plastics and metals that replicates natural function of the spine for improved joint function and reduced pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.