Spinal Procedures in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Jung uses special surgical tools to access the damaged area of your spine without harming the muscles and tissue around it. When compared to traditional -or- “open” procedures, MIS consistently sees better outcomes.
Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement is a surgery to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck. Compared to traditional cervical fusion, during disc replacement surgery, a device is placed that mimics the natural motion of the disc.
This procedure is used to fuse discs in the treatment of lower back and leg pain. By entering through the abdomen, back muscle and nerves are left untouched and a larger implant can be used allowing for better initial stability.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression (MILM) is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis and herniated discs. MILM is an alternative to a traditional “open” laminectomy.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a combined minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove damaged or injured disc material from the spine in the neck and relieve the pain associated with compressed spinal nerves.
A microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery to remove portions of a damaged spinal disc in order to relieve back pain. During the procedure, only the affected portion of the disc is removed to leave the majority of the disc intact and maintain the integrity of the spine.
Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Mi-TLIF)
This minimally invasive technique utilizes state-of-the-art screws and intraoperative guidance to minimize tissue trauma in this procedure. A small incision is made on the patient’s back to access the lumbar spine. Patients tend to experience less post-surgical pain and recover faster from surgery using this approach.
Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of damaged intervertebral disc and bone, and fusing of two adjacent spinal vertebrae.
Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
A posterior cervical decompression is a complex spine surgery done to alleviate severe compression on the spinal cord and nerves. Specialized instrumentation is placed to provide stability and allow for fusion to develop.
Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat leg or back pain generally caused by degenerative disc disease. The procedure is performed through the patient’s side, avoiding the major muscles of the back.
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