NWH Northern Westchester Hospital

Spine

The expertise of the spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, physical therapists, and other professionals at NWH make the Orthopedic and Spine Institute one of the most advanced spine centers in New York. 
 
If surgery becomes necessary, patients are treated by a collaborative team of experts from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation.

View our animated videos below to learn more about these conditions and the procedures.


Cervical - Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion - Instrumented (ACDF)

Computer Assisted Spine Surgery

Lumber Laminectomy, Fusion Instrumented

Lumbar Laminectomy, Fusion Uninstrumented

Lumber Minimally Invasive Approach (PLIF)

Lumber Minimally Invasive Approach (TLIF)

Other Spine Procedures

 


Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for treating a compression fracture resulting from osteoporosis.   It is one of the most commonly performed spine surgeries performed at Northern Westchester Hospital. 

Kyphoplasty is a procedure in which a small incision is made in the back.  Guided by a scope, the doctor inserts a small tube into the fractured area of the vertebrae.  The doctor inserts a special balloon into the vertebrae through the tube and gently inflates it.  As the balloon inflates, the fractured vertebrae is gently pushed to its more normal shape.  The balloon is removed and the space is filled with a cement-like material that hardens and stabilizes the bone. 

 


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