Thoracic Laminectomy & Fusion removes the lamina from vertebral bodies, providing access to remove the compression and eliminate pressure on the spinal cord. After decompression, instrumentation may be added to stabilize the vertebrae.
Lateral Thoracic Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure performed through the side of the body to treat spinal disorders and reduce long-term back or leg pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as steroid injections, physical therapy and pain medication.
Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) device is surgically placed under your skin and sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord. Thin wires carry current from a pulse generator to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord. When turned on, the SCS stimulates the nerves in the area where your pain is felt.
The goal of spinal surgery for scoliosis is to correct the deformity and stabilize the spine.
Revision Surgery may be needed for anyone that has previously undergone thoracic spine surgery and continues to have symptoms that interfere with their daily life.