Spine and Neck

We offer high quality care in the treatment of orthopedic injury and deterioration.

Get your life back. That's what you can do when you choose the Bone & Joint Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

That's because this is where you'll find an unparalleled combination of experience, innovation and passion for excellence in orthopedic services.

Spine & Neck

  • Decompressive laminectomy
    • The most common type of surgery to treat spinal stenosis, a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and applies pressure to the spinal cord. By removing part of the vertebrae and inflamed tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal, there is pressure relief on the spinal cord and nerve roots and a decrease in pain, tenderness and/or weakness in the extremities.
  • Arthrodesis (spinal fusion)
    • This procedure, used to reduce joint pain and improve alignment and stability, fuses two bones together by bone graft or metal implants.
  • Fusion for cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma
    • Fusion is a surgical technique in which one or more of the vertebrae of the spine are united together ("fused") with bone grafts so that motion no longer occurs between them.
  • Discectomy or partial discectomy
    • The most common type of surgery treatment to repair herniated or ruptured discs of the lumbar spine is performed by removing a section of the affected disc and any other fragments that may have been displaced. No material is used to replace what is removed.
  • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion
    • This procedure removes the affected disc and/or bone through the front of the neck and then fills the cavity with bone from the hip and screws and plates to hold the new construction in place. This operation is usually performed when severe weakness, pain or compression is present and cannot be treated otherwise.
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery
    • A damaged, painful disc is replaced with a metal and plastic implant designed to move like a normal disc. The implant allows for motion and decreases the amount of stress on adjacent discs.
  • Vertebroplasty
    • This procedure is performed by making a small puncture with a biopsy needle and injecting acrylic bone cement into the fractured vertebra, filling the spaces within the bone and stabilizing the spine, thus decreasing pain and preventing further damage.
  • Kyphoplasty
    • We created the Bone & Joint Institute to ensure comprehensive and cutting edge technology in caring for and treating orthopedic injury and deterioration. And that's exactly what we do day in and day out with the most advanced services available anywhere.