Depending on the patient’s condition and complexity of the diagnosis, UPMC also offers traditional surgery, including:
CT-guided surgery— blends CT scanning technology with computer modeling.
Dynamic lumbar spine stabilization— stabilizes the spine with flexible materials.
Lumbar laminectomy— removes pressure off the spinal cord or a spinal nerve.
Spinal fusion— connects two or more vertebrae together with screws and rods.
Spinal reconstruction— uses a variety of surgical techniques.
Tumor resection— involves making an incision over the tumor.