The University of Miami Health System’s Spine Program delivers the latest in degenerative disc disease care, including minimally invasive spine surgery, led by a team of the region’s best neurosurgeons.
The discs in your spine are soft, rubbery tissue that lie between the bones. As you age, these discs start to dry out, shrink and degrade, leading to conditions like herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
Most people will experience some degeneration in their lifetime and many do without feeling any significant discomfort. However, there are some who feel extreme pain, numbness or weakness. When this occurs, it is commonly referred to as degenerative disc disease, although it is really more of condition.
Our program is powered by the most advanced technology, groundbreaking research and medical education. That is why we are the best-in-class and why you should choose us to help alleviate your back and neck pain.
Why Choose UHealth?
Team-based approach. Our program consists of a team of highly specialized and caring professionals, including neurosurgeons, pain rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists, who will be there for you before, during, and after your surgery.
Precision medicine. At UHealth, minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative disc disease is precision medicine at its finest. Everyone experiences back pain and nerve dysfunction differently. Our spine surgeons focus on the specific cause and location of your back condition. We are here to relieve your symptoms with as little impact to your body as possible.
Access to the largest variety of procedures. We offer more than 30 unique minimally invasive spine procedures and treat both adult and pediatric patients. We also perform spinal fusions, decompressions, artificial disc replacement and other back surgeries. Our board-certified minimally invasive spine neurosurgeons perform more than 1,000 surgeries a year.
The latest technology. We use the latest technological advancements to achieve the best results. Our comprehensive array of highly-specialized, innovative technology and leading-edge instruments for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures include:
- Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot
- Spinal endoscopy
- Tubular dilator retractor systems
- High resolution microscopes
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS). MIS is less painful and offers you a quicker healing time because it causes less damage to surrounding tissues. It also means you have a less noticeable scar than you would get from a traditional surgery. In fact, it is sometimes as small as two centimeters.
If you want to know the cause of your back pain and how to treat it, our expert team at the UHealth Spine Program can help. Request an appointment online or call 305-243-BACK (2225) today.