Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation
Spine surgery is a treatment option for individuals with a wide range of degenerative spine conditions, including degenerative disc disorder, slipped or bulging discs, and bone fractures. When conservative treatments such as over-the-counter pain medications and physical therapy are insufficient at relieving symptoms, spine surgery is often recommended. Tampa General Hospital specializes in a wide range of spinal surgery and rehabilitation services that have helped countless patients find relief from their spine problems.
Our neurosurgeons perform the following spine surgery procedures, many of which are minimally invasive:
- Percutaneous vertebroplasty – When one or more vertebrae are fractured, this minimally invasive procedure fills in the fractures with medical-grade cement to strengthen the bone and help prevent further damage.
- Kyphoplasty – When a vertebra has fractured and collapsed, this procedure restores height and support to the spinal bone by lifting it back up with a balloon-like device and filling in the space with medical-grade cement.
- Laminectomy – In cases of spinal stenosis (spinal narrowing), this procedure trims or removes some of the vertebrae to widen the spinal canal and relieve any pressure on the spinal cord.
- Spinal fusion – This procedure grafts two vertebrae together to immobilize them in cases where the movement of the vertebrae causes pain.
In addition to these spine surgery procedures, Tampa General Hospital provides spinal cord injury rehabilitation services. Our program is designated as a provider of rehabilitation for both adult and pediatric spinal cord injury patients by the Florida Department of Health, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program. This means our facility has the highest level of expertise and experience to address the medical, rehabilitation, therapeutic, and case management needs of patients of all ages who sustain traumatic spinal cord injuries. Additionally, TGH has been named to Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2019 list for spine surgery, and we were one of only six hospitals in Florida to receive the recognition.
To learn more about spine surgery options and spinal cord injury rehabilitation services available at Tampa General Hospital, contact us today.