Spine Care
Spine Care

Neurological Institute

Spine Care Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis & Treatment for Spine Care

Treatment planning is a multidisciplinary process undertaken by a team of expert caregivers. The Spine Care Program offers a variety of treatments, including:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery: Surgery in which the physician repairs the spine through very small incisions, reducing damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Total disc replacement surgery: A procedure in which a disc that is worn or degenerated and causing pain is completely removed and replaced with a prosthetic implant.
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF): A surgical procedure that involves welding together painful vertebrae to make strong, solid bone and eliminate pain.
  • Minimally invasive fusion surgeries: A procedure that uses very small incisions to join two or more vertebrae together in the cervical (neck), thoracic (middle back), or lumbar (lower back) spine.
  • Revision and reconstructive spine surgery: A type of surgery that is performed to correct problems caused by a previous spinal surgery.

The Spine Care Program makes use of state-of-the-art technology to maximize the safety and success of surgical procedures on the spine. Expert surgeons apply tools and techniques such as:

  • Endoscopic spine surgery: A minimally invasive surgical technique that makes use of an endoscope (a tube with a small camera on the end) to provide visibility during spine surgery that uses only tiny incisions.
  • Intraoperative neuro-monitoring (IOM): A set of technologies used to monitor cranial nerve function during an operation to minimize function loss post-surgery.

Intraoperative CT-guided navigation (O-arm): Cross-sectional x-ray imaging that guides surgeons during an operation. The O-arm system allows for the creation of multi-dimensional images that greatly improve visibility during the procedure.

Meet Our Team

The Spine Care Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Neurological Institute is a close collaboration of physicians and allied health professionals from a number of subspecialties.

Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are:

  • Neurosurgical spine surgeons
  • Orthopedic spine surgeons
  • Neuro-rehabilitation physicians
  • Pain medicine physicians
  • Neurologists who specialize in back pain
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Clinical nurses.
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