Surgical Procedures and Expertise
For over 30 years, Sierra Neurosurgery Group has provided exceptional, personalized care for spine and brain trauma and disease throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California.
Our Board Certified and Board Eligible surgeons take a very thoughtful approach to surgery, performing it only when warranted and when the benefits to the patient’s quality of life outweigh the risks. Our surgical expertise includes minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that take advantage of cutting-edge technology to minimize injury to surrounding tissues. These procedures include Lumbar Discectomy, ACDF, Microdiscectomy, Lumbar Laminoplasty, Disc Arthroplasty, Lumbar Decompression, Lumbar Laminectomy and Lumbar Fusion.
MORE INFORMATION ON PROCEDURES
A lumbar discectomy is a surgical procedure performed used to alleviate symptoms of a herniated disc in the lower spine (lumbar spine is L1 to L5).
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
ACDF-Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure performed through the front of the neck (anterior) to remove one or more degenerative or herniated disc in the cervical (neck) spine.
A Lumbar Microdiscectomy is used to alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disc in the lower spine (lumbar spine is L1 to L5).
Artificial disc replacement is a surgical procedure for relieving pain in the low back or neck, or pain, weakness or numbness in the arms.
Laminectomy, also known as an open decompression, removes the portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. The procedure enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and relieve irritation and inflammation of the spinal nerves.
A spinal fusion surgery is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae. Supplementary bone tissue, either from the patient or a donor, is used in conjunction with the body’s natural bone growth processes to fuse the vertebrae.
The spine consists of vertebral bodies stacked on top of one another with a cartilaginous disc between each of the bony vertebral bodies.