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Spine ProceduresSpine Procedures

Specialties here at Axis Special Hospital (formery Vertebris Hospital) are selective endoscopic discectomy with annuloplasty (SED), METRx micro-endoscopic decompression, laser spinal surgery (PLDD) and less-invasive spinal fusion procedures (TLIF). These methods represent a combination of minimally invasive surgical approach with the maximum effect in treating degenerative diseases and spine ailments. We perform this surgeries in our state-of-the-art facility and operating room.

Selective Endoscopic Discectomy (SED)

Selective Endoscopic Discectomy (SED)

SED is a method of spinal surgery that announced the beginning of the period of minimally invasive spinal neurosurgery in the nineties of the past century. An American neurosurgeon Parviz Kambin was the first who in 1991. published the results of the treatment he called arthroscopic microdiscectomy. Since then, with the advance of technology and […]

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD)

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD)

Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a type of surgery in which a laser probe is inserted into the intervertebral disc space and laser energy applied for achieving decompression and neuromodulation thereby relieving the pain. PLDD is a minimally invasive procedure that falls into the category of percutaneous intervertebral surgeries with the aim to significantly […]

METRx Micro-Endoscopic Spine Surgery

METRx Micro-Endoscopic Spine Surgery

METRx  tubular system for spinal surgery is a less invasive version of traditional spine surgery in which tubular retractor is applied by using microsurgical techniques to achieve nerve and spinal cord decompression and spine stability. For the first time invasive surgeries like microdiscectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy and inner decompression of the spinal cord can be performed in […]

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Annular Tear Surgery

The annulus is the fibrous ring of the disc structure which surrounds the centrally located soft nucleus of the disc. The nucleus and annulus function together to create a pressurized structure that acts as a shock absorber. The annulus is a ligament and like any ligament in the body can be torn. Tearing of the […]

Endoscopic Foraminotomy

Endoscopic Foraminotomy

Endoscopic lumbar foraminotomy is also a minimally invasive surgery for such conditions as lumbar spine degeneration, spinal stenosis, foraminal narrowing, radiculitis, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, recurring disc herniation, spinal instability or for prior failed surgery. Symptoms that may indicate the need for this type of treatment include radiation of pain into extremities as well as severe back […]

Endoscopic Laser Facet Rhizotomy

Endoscopic Laser Facet Rhizotomy

If you find that you have had low back pain for more than six weeks and pain does not respond to conservative treatment, this procedure may be for you. Upon a physical examination, if palpation of facet joints demonstrate deep tenderness and muscle spasm, relief from this pain could be obtained through laser facet rhizotomy. […]

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Microdiscectomy

Our team at Axis Special Hospital has completely abandoned micro-discectomy surgical procedure. With microdiscectomy, because the disc is left largely empty within (partly because of the preoperative prolapse of nucleus material, and partly because the surgeon must take away any material likely to prolapse postoperatively) a discectomised disc tends to deflate (that is, lose vertical […]

Cervical Foraminotomy

Cervical Foraminotomy

Cervical foraminotomy is a surgical procedure done to relieve the symptoms of a pinched nerve by enlarging the neural foramen, and it can be performed in a minimally invasive way. The neural foramen is an opening where nerve roots exit the spine and travel throughout the body. It creates a protective passageway for nerves that […]

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DIAM Spinal Stabilisation System

The DIAM  spinal stabilization system implant is a dynamic stabilization product that can be used to treat low back pain and radiating leg pain. The core of the DIAM device is made of silicone, the outer mesh and tether are made of polyester and the crimp is titanium. The first DIAM device surgery was performed […]

Laminectomy

Laminectomy

Here at the Axis Special Hospital (Vertebris International Spine and Joint Hospital), we no longer perform traditional and open laminectomy procedure. We perform laminectomy in minimally-invasive fashion with METRx system (minimum exposure tubular retractor). A laminectomy is a spine surgery that involves removing bone to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerve(s). A lumbar laminectomy […]

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Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery (ADR)

Artificial disc replacement is emerging as an alternative to spinal fusion for the surgical treatment of severe disc problems. Lumbar artificial disc replacement still has some hurdles to overcome before it is fully accepted into the medical community. However, cervical disc replacement has made great strides since the first cervical disc was approved by the United States Food […]

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Spinal fusion (such as a TLIF) is a surgical technique to stabilize the spinal vertebra and the disc or shock absorber between the vertebra. Lumbar fusion surgery is designed to create solid bone between the adjoining vertebra, eliminating any movement between the bones. The goal of the surgery is to reduce pain and nerve irritation. […]

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

As with all spinal fusion surgery, a posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery involves adding bone graft to an area of the spine to set up a biological response that causes the bone to grow between the two vertebral elements and thereby stop the motion at that segment. Unlike the posterolateral gutter fusion, the PLIF achieves spinal fusion […]

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Pain in the neck and extremities, among other symptoms, may occur when an intervertebral disc herniates – when the annulus fibrosus (tough, outer ring) of the disc tears and the nucleus pulposus (soft, jelly-like center) squeezes out and places pressure on neural structures, such as nerve roots or the spinal cord. Bony outgrowths, called bone […]

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Coflex Interspinous Device

Patients who suffer from spinal stenosis syndrome indicated on one or two levels are ideal candidates for interspinous implants. After conservative methods of treatment fail, the treating of these patients is continued surgically. Interspinous implant overcomes the therapeutic gap between conservative and aggressive surgical methods of treatment and enables remission of patients discomfort along with […]

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Osteoporosis, a disease that gradually weakens bones and causes them to become brittle, affects an estimated 10 million Americans, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.1 Left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. Along with hip and wrist fractures, severe osteoporosis can cause compression fractures in the spine. This occurs when the bony […]