Spine Care Surgical ServicesMany people suffer from chronic back pain due to injuries or other abnormalities of the spine. This can lead to pain or numbness that radiates down the legs and arms, making it difficult to perform daily activities. Our combination of patient education and specialized rehabilitation program has made us a regional and national leader in minimally invasive and open spine surgery. This allows us to provide our community with a place to receive safe, evidence-based care, close to home. Learn more about back and neck pain.
Cervical (Neck) Discectomy & FusionYour spine is made up of vertebrae (bones) and discs. These discs act as cushions between each of the vertebrae to absorb shock and provide flexibility within the spine. Aging, illness or injury can cause these discs to herniate, bulge or rupture. This causes pressure on a nerve or the spinal cord. This procedure removes the damaged material and replaces it with a graft, joining the vertebrae.
Cervical Disc ReplacementThis procedure replaces worn or damaged discs with artificial discs. No bone graft is needed because the spine is not fused.
Lumbar (Low Back) FusionThis procedure joins (or fuses) vertebrae together to treat unstable or misaligned vertebrae in the lower back.
Lumbar (Low Back) MicrodiscectomyOur surgeons use a special tool that provides them with a magnified view of discs and nerves. This enhanced view allows them to use a small incision in the removal of herniated disc material that's causing pressure on a nerve. Learn more about microdiscectomies.
Lumbar (Low Back) & Cervical (Neck) LaminectomyA laminectomy removes part of the vertebrae in the lower back or neck when it has narrowed the spinal canal, squeezing the spinal cord and nerves.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum PkwyBellingham, WA 98225