Lateral and Posterior Approaches to Lumbar Spine Surgery Orange County

Lateral and Posterior Approaches to Lumbar Spine are minimally invasive lateral access and muscle-sparing spinal techniques that minimize trauma in surrounding tissues and maximize safety and efficacy, resulting in better patient outcome. Traditional posterior fusion techniques require dissection and retraction of back muscles, vessels, bones, ligaments, and nerves. Spine surgeon use these approaches to treat various spine conditions such as recurrent disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors, spinal instability, spinal deformities, spondylolisthesis, spinal trauma or injuries.

Lateral and Posterior Approaches provide significant pain relief to patients with severe back and/or leg pain who have not responded well to conservative non-surgical treatments such as pain medications, physical therapy and steroid injections. Not all patients are suitable candidates for Lateral and Posterior Approaches.

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Gerald Alexander, MD, your Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Orange County, specializes in Lateral and Posterior Approaches spine treatments. Dr. Alexander has over 17 years of experience in spine treatment and care. He completed his spine surgery fellowship at the internationally-recognized UCLA Medical Center and was trained by two of the country’s top orthopaedic spine surgeons, Edward Dawson, MD and Rick Delamarter, MD. Dr. Alexander has helped pioneer cutting-edge techniques, such as Artificial Disc Replacement, Outpatient Microsurgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, as alternatives to traditional spine surgery. He has been awarded “Top Doctor” in Orange County by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) and Orange Coast Magazine. Using modern surgical techniques and specialized instruments, Dr. Alexander has performed hundreds of minimally invasive outpatient spine surgical procedures that traditionally would have involved lengthy hospitalization.

Are You Suffering from Neck, Back or Spine Pain?

Stop living in pain and get back to living an active life! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Alexander and to find out the right spine treatment for your condition, please call (714) 937-4859 or Request an Appointment here.