Thousand Oaks Spine Institute
Dr. Michael Dorsi
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a procedure used to reduce the movement and instability caused by deteriorating cartilage or bulging discs.
Disc Replacement Surgery
An artificial disc—also called a disc replacement—is a device that is implanted into the spine to imitate the functions of a normal disc.
Lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure that is performed to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the lumbar spine to improve stability, correct a deformity or reduce pain.
A lumbar microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for removing the herniated portion of a disc that is pressing on a spinal nerve root and causing leg pain, back pain, and other issues.
The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) surgery is to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — often a result of conditions such as a spinal instability, bone spurs, herniated discs, scoliosis or spinal tumors.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) therapy helps mask pain signals before they can reach the brain. A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) device is implanted under the skin to deliver a low-voltage electrical current continuously to the nerve fibers of the spinal cord.
Case of the week: Low Back Pain and Sciatica from Spondylolisthesis 52 year old man with years of worsening low back pain and sciatica. Imaging shows L5/s1 spondylolisthesis (slipped bones) with nerve compression Treated with anterior lumbar inter body fusion. Placement of revolutionary 3D printed titanium cage. 6mo postoperative and pain free for first time […]
Case of The Week: Chronic Lower Back and Leg Pain Relief With Spinal Cord Stimulation 73 year old woman with chronic low back and leg pain with a history of five prior back surgeries without relief. Spinal cord stimulator placed 6 month ago. She reports 100% relief of her leg pain and 75% relief of […]