Treatments & Approach

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Approximately 90% of Spine Team Texas patients are treated non-surgically. However, when surgery is needed, you'll be glad to know our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise. Led by Dr. David Rothbart, a renowned neurosurgeon and advocate of minimally invasive surgical techniques, our spine-focused surgeons are highly trained and experienced in the latest surgical methods and technologies.

Our minimally invasive surgery techniques provide the opportunity to relieve your spine pain with little to no interruption to your day-to-day lifestyle. This treatment method involves making a small incision, as little as half an inch, and inserting specialized instruments or probes to access and repair the damaged area of the spine. This less aggressive approach actually lowers the risk of complications, as well as provides a shorter surgery duration, quicker recovery and less visible scarring. Best of all, minimally invasive surgery has proven to be as successful as conventional "open surgery" methods. So, relax, you're in good hands.

ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

This surgery removes a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck and replaces it with a bone graft. This can relieve painful pressure on spinal nerves.

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Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

This procedure replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an implant designed to preserve motion in your neck. This procedure can relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine.

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Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy

This surgery creates more space for a compressed spinal nerve in your neck. The procedure relieves painful pressure caused by a herniated or degenerative disc.

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This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine's natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.

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Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion

This procedure removes a section of bone from the rear of one or more vertebrae to relieve the painful and disabling pressure of stenosis. The spine is then stabilized with rods and screws.

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Microendoscopic Discectomy

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.

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Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression

This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove overgrown vertebral bone and soft tissue to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. It is performed through a small incision on the back.

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OLIF: Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (for L2-L5)

This is a surgery to correct problems caused by a degenerated disc in your spine. It creates more space for your nerves. OLIF is performed through a small opening in your side.

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