The Spine Center at Long Beach Memorial takes a multi-disciplinary approach for elective neck and back surgery. Using expert evaluation and diagnosis, patients who are ready to consider more permanent solutions to their pain, receive a customized treatment plan that is unique to their needs to help them get back to work and play.
The Spine Center is supported by an integrated group of specialists that provide surgical solutions for patients suffering from orthopedic issues, spine injuries and spine disorders. Learn more about us.
What Can The Spine Center Do For Me?
The Spine Center at Long Beach Memorial offers a comprehensive program for patients needing spine surgery. Some types of back and neck surgery are much less invasive than others. For example, a discectomy is minimally invasive and doesn’t change spine formation, but a spinal fusion surgery does and is more invasive.
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
- Artificial disc replacement
- Cervical disc arthroplasty
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Cervical foraminotomy
- Complex spinal reconstruction
- Decompressive laminectomy
- Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
- Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
- Scoliosis surgery
- Spinal fracture repair
- Spinal fusion
- Spondylosthesis surgery
- Tranforminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
- Tumor surgery
- X-stop procedure
Spine Center Care Team
The Spine Center is supported by an integrated group of specialists that provide surgical solutions for patients suffering from orthopedic issues, spine injuries and spine disorders. Learn more about our care team.
Emphasizing Patient and Family Education Pre-operatively
The Spine Center with its dedicated unit, features private patient rooms, emphasizes patient and family education pre-operatively. Learn more about the role of pre-operative education.
Technology is Changing Spine Surgery
One of the more exciting technological advancements in spine surgery is the use of the O-arm during surgery. The O-arm uses computer navigation to gather real-time visualization of the spinal structures. It gives our spinal surgeons the ability to increase their precision during surgery since it shows a 3-D structure of the spine in the operating room on a computer screen with amazing accuracy.
This technology allows us to perform major spine surgery through minimal incision with un-paralleled safety and accuracy. This lowers risk and complication rates and increases surgery precision.