The Spine Center at the Bone and Joint Clinc of Baton Rouge is a leading center for the treatment of spinal disorders, led by Dr. Kevin McCarthy, a board certified and fellowship trained specialist in adult and pediatric spine surgery.
We have listed common spine procedures below where you can click for more detailed information on individual procedures, with illustrations and images for some.
Minimally invasive fusion techniques are used to accomplish the same goals as open fusion surgery but with much smaller incisions, less tissue disruption, faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss and less postoperative pain. There are several minimally invasive fusion techniques used at The Spine Center. Several are described below.
This surgical technique is done with the patient positioned on their side. Through a small incision (2cm) special dilators are used to dilate down... Read more >
The Axial LIF procedure is a newly developed minimally invasive fusion technique that allows fusion of the lowest or the lower two levels of the... Read more >
Percutaneous fusion is a procedure that is accomplished through several small pokes in the skin. A 360° fusion can be obtain using special techniques... Read more >
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is a surgery that has been used to decompress and fuse the lower back for many years. Read more >
The facet joints of the lumbar spine are responsible for controlling motion and providing stability to the lower back. These small articulations can... Read more >
In this procedure, a small camera is inserted into a degenerated or herniated disc for the purpose of removing small fragments that are... Read more >
The microdiscectomy procedure is indicated in patients with sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy that is the result of a slipped disc... Read more >
This is a low-risk surgical procedure used to indirectly decompress pinched nerves in the spine. The surgery is performed using a... Read more >
This is generally a very complex procedure in which a curved spine is straightened using a variety of correction methods. Read more >
This is a common procedure performed when disc or bone fragments are pushing on the spinal cord or spinal nerves in the neck area. Read more >
The facet joint is where the vertebrae of your spine connect together. If there is arthritis or inflammation surrounding this joint it can be... Read more >
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is an injection of long lasting steroid ("cortisone") in the epidural space; this space is the area which... Read more >