NeuroSurgery Medical Associates is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standard of care. Our team of experts offer a wide range of surgical procedures aimed at addressing various spinal conditions and disorders. Whether you are seeking relief from chronic back pain, addressing spinal deformities, or exploring options for spinal fusion, our seasoned team, lead by board-certified neurosurgeon Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, is here at each step of your journey toward relief and well-being.

From minimally invasive procedures like Microdiscectomy and Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) Surgery to more intricate treatments such as Spinal Fusion and Artificial Disc Replacement, we are your spinal surgery experts, having performed over 1,300 surgeries. We provide you with clear and concise information regarding your diagnosis and surgical recommendation, enabling you to make well-informed decisions regarding your spinal health. Dr. Oppenheimer focuses on using minimally invasive techniques that allow for reduced recovery time. 

We offer the following procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF): A surgical procedure involving spinal decompression and fusion in the neck, used to treat conditions such as herniated discs or compressed nerves.
  • Artificial Disc Replacement: The placement of a biomechanical implant to replace a damaged or degenerated spinal disc.
  • Bone Grafting: A surgical procedure using transplanted bone to repair or rebuild diseased or damaged bones.
  • Cervical Corpectomy: An effective procedure for removing pressure on the spinal cord, addressing spinal stenosis and cervical myelopathy by removing vertebrae.
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections: Temporary pain relief option for specific causes of chronic neck pain, involving the injection of steroids into the epidural space.
  • Cervical Facet Injections: Injection of steroids into an inflamed or injured facet joint in the neck, guided by an x-ray.
  • Cervical Laminectomy: Involves the removal of the lamina, the back portion of a spinal bone in the neck, creating more space within the spinal canal.
  • Cervical Laminoforaminotomy: A minimally invasive spinal surgery relieving pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord in the cervical region, commonly used for cervical radiculopathy.
  • Cervical Laminoplasty: A specialized procedure relieving pressure on the spinal cord at the level of the neck (cervical spine).
  • Coccygectomy: Surgical removal of the coccyx or tailbone to alleviate chronic tailbone pain (coccydynia).
  • Decompression Surgery (Laminectomy): Surgical procedure opening bony canals to create space for the spinal cord and nerves, relieving chronic pain and numbness.
  • Diagnostic Epidurography: Procedure assessing the structure of the epidural space in the spine before administering epidural steroids for pain relief.
  • Discogram: Imaging test used to evaluate back pain, typically involving the injection of contrast into spinal discs.
  • Endoscopic Discectomy: A common type of endoscopic spinal surgery, a minimally invasive procedure used to remove herniated disc material causing pain in the spine.
  • Exploration of Spinal Fusion: Procedure used to correct failed back surgery syndrome, addressing persistent pain after traditional spine surgery.
  • Facet Joint Syndrome: A condition involving arthritic changes and inflammation in facet joints, causing severe and diffuse pain.
  • Facet Rhizotomy: Also known as radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive surgical procedure using electrical currents to destroy affected nerve fibers transmitting pain signals from facet joints.
  • Foraminotomy: Enlarging the space where nerve roots exit the spine to relieve pressure caused by conditions like bone spurs.
  • Hardware Failure: ICD-10 code T85.698A for other mechanical complications of internal prosthetic devices, implants, and grafts, listed under the range – Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes by WHO.
  • Interpretation of a Fluoroscopy: A medical procedure creating real-time videos of internal body movements using x-rays, a form of ionizing radiation.
  • Kyphoplasty: A minimally invasive procedure treating vertebral compression fractures by inflating a balloon and injecting bone cement into the fractured area.
  • Local Bone Autograft: In some spinal fusion procedures, parts of spinal bones are removed to relieve pressure on nerve roots. This removed bone is often saved during the surgery and used as the graft.
  • Lumbar Discectomy: Surgical procedure fixing a lumbar disc in the lower back, involving smaller incisions than an open lumbar discectomy.
  • Lumbar Disk Replacement: Replacement of a worn or degenerated disk in the lower spine with an artificial disk made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic.
  • Lumbar Facet Fusion: Fusion of vertebrae in the lumbar region to stop movement in the joints.
  • Microdiscectomy: A minimally invasive procedure to remove a portion of a herniated disc compressing a nerve root.
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Foraminotomy: A motion-preserving procedure treating patients with unilateral radiculopathy secondary to a laterally located herniated disc or foraminal stenosis.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) Surgery: Surgical procedures aiming to stabilize vertebral bones and spinal joints or relieve applied pressure using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Non-segmental Instrumentation: “Fixation at each end of the construct,” often involving a rod attached to the spine at its top and bottom ends.
  • Osteotomy: Surgical cutting or removal of a piece of bone, performed to correct spinal deformities or misalignments.
  • Posterior Cervical Fusion: Involves placing screws in vertebrae and connecting them with a rod, promoting new bone growth over time.
  • Reconstruction Surgery: A surgery focused on rebuilding the spine, often involving the removal or exchange of spinal instrumentation.
  • Removal of Instrumentation: Surgical procedure involving the removal or exchange of spinal instrumentation to rebuild the spine.
  • Repair of Dural/CSF Leak without Laminectomy: Surgical repair of a cerebrospinal fluid leak without performing a laminectomy.
  • Rhizotomy: A minimally invasive procedure interrupting a spinal nerve to treat pain caused by arthritis in the spine joints (facet joints).
  • Segmental Instrumentation: “Fixation at each end of the construct and at least one additional interposed bony attachment,” often involving a rod with attachments between the top and bottom ends.
  • Spinal Fusion: A surgical procedure joining two or more vertebrae, stabilizing and preventing movement between them.
  • Surgical Immobilization: Surgical fusion of adjacent bones to immobilize a joint.
  • TFESI (Transforaminal Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection): An injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space from the side where the nerve exits the spine, reducing inflammation.
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Surgical procedure stabilizing the spine and relieving symptoms caused by various conditions in the lumbar region.
  • Transpsoas Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Surgical procedure addressing certain lumbar spinal conditions by accessing the spine through the patient’s side.
  • Vertebroplasty: Similar to kyphoplasty, involves injecting