Neck & Back Surgical Procedures

Patient Recovering From Surgery

When spine surgery is recommended, trust Dr. Sandro LaRocca at New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. Dr. LaRocca is a board certified, skilled surgeon with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the spine. His commitment to excellence has helped patients all throughout Mercer and Ocean Counties find the relief they need from their spinal injury or disorder, even when other treatments have failed. When it seems like nothing can help your neck and back pain, turn to NJNBI.

Spine Surgeries Offered at NJNBI

In order to treat a range of spine problems of the cervical (neck), thoracic (chest) and lumbar (lower back) regions, Dr. LaRocca utilizes the most advanced surgical tools and techniques. He specializes in standard and minimally invasive procedures, as well as computer-assisted spine surgery using smart instrumentation and software.

The following spine procedures are offered at New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion – Instrumented – Two vertebrae in the neck are fused together with a bone graft, titanium plate and screws in order to relieve pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord caused by degenerative disc disease, disc herniation and other conditions
  • Cervical Laminectomy, Fusion – Instrumented – The lamina (back part of a vertebra) is removed in order to enlarge the spinal canal and help relieve pressure on the nerves
  • Cervical Laminoplasty – A decompression procedure to help spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, syringomyelia and cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminotomy – A portion of the lamina is removed to help relieve pressure on the spinal cord
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) – The patient’s spine is accessed through small incisions made on the side of the body in order to remove disc material and fuse the vertebrae together with a cage, bone graft and sometimes screws
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) – Removes a large portion of a degenerated disc and replaces it with bone graft materials before fusing the vertebrae together; screws and rods can provide additional stabilization
  • Lumbar Laminectomy – When bony overgrowths compress the spinal column, this procedure relieves radiating symptoms, such as weakness, numbness and tingling
  • Lumbar Laminectomy and Fusion – Instrumented – Helps correct spinal stenosis by removing the lamina, inserting bone grafts and using instrumentation to stabilize
  • Lumbar Minimally Invasive Discectomy – Removes a portion of a herniated disc through a small incision in the skin
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) – Vertebrae are fused together through an incision in the back to help relieve pain from spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease or disc herniation
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) – An incision is made in the back in order to access the affected vertebrae and fuse them together using bone graft material and stabilizing screws and rods

For more information, scroll through the list of spine problems below and click the name of the condition to view the animation.

To determine whether spine surgery is the best course of action for you, Dr. LaRocca will first conduct a thorough evaluation. After reviewing your medical history, physical exam and scans, he’ll be able to determine which type of surgery, if any, is most effective for your individual needs.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you have a spine injury, disorder or disease, surgery can often be the answer. Even though surgery is usually a last resort, it can often yield very good to excellent outcomes. To receive expert surgical care for herniated discs, spinal stenosis, adult degenerative scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and more, schedule an appointment with Dr. LaRocca and his team. For more information, call 609-896-0020 today.