Spine surgery can be life changing (and life-saving) for people with certain underlying conditions. Spinal procedures can be performed at either the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) levels of the spine. Our spine surgeons bring to the table decades of experience and are considered some of the finest spine surgeons in the country. Read on to lean about how spine surgery can help treat certain conditions.
Our Spine Surgeons
Stefano Sinicropi, MD
Dr. Sinicropi is a premier spinal neurosurgeon consistently recognized as one of the country’s go-to experts when it comes to minimally invasive spine surgery.
Glenn Buttermann, MD
Dr. Buttermann specializes in the treatment of youth and adult scoliosis and complex deformity evaluation and surgery as well as minimally invasive spinal procedures.
David Chang, MD, PhD, DABNS
Dr. David Chang is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who joined Midwest Spine & Brain Institute in 2015.
Daniel Hanson, MD
Dr. Daniel Hanson is a native of Minnesota and has been practicing as a spine surgeon since 2004.
Spinal Conditions Treated
There are numerous conditions that can be effectively treated with spinal surgery. Some of the most common spinal conditions that our surgeons treat at Greenway Surgery Center are:
- Scoliosis – when the spine curves abnormally, hindering motion, and causing pain in the back and neck.
- Bulging or Herniated Discs – sometimes a spinal disc can rupture or inflame and protrude into the nerves in and around the spinal column.
- Bone Spurs – growths that develop at the intersection of bones (such as in between vertebrae). Over time bone spurs can limit motion and negatively interact with the nerves and muscles surrounding the spine.
- Pinched Nerves – often due to injury or just ordinary wear and tear, a pinched spinal nerve can be quite painful if left untreated.
The specific surgery performed will depend on the underlying condition being treated.
Spine Surgery Procedures
The spinal surgeons at Greenway perform a multitude of surgical procedures, including (but not limited to):
- Total Disc Replacement (Cervical & Lumbar)
- Spinal Fusion (Cervical & Lumbar)
- Minimally Invasive Stabilization
These procedures generally offer long-term pain relief when compared to non-surgical treatment options. Considering spine surgery can be scary, but saying goodbye to chronic back or neck pain makes it all worthwhile.
Minneapolis Spine Surgery Center
There are several spine surgeons who practice at our Minneapolis surgical facility – Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, Dr. Glenn Butterman, and Dr. Daniel Hanson, Dr. David Chang, and Dr. Lynn Miller. To schedule your spine surgery, contact one of our spine surgeons today.