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Traditional Spine Surgery

Depending on the patient’s condition and complexity of the diagnosis, UPMC also offers traditional surgery, including:

CT-guided surgery— blends CT scanning technology with computer modeling.

Dynamic lumbar spine stabilization— stabilizes the spine with flexible materials.

Lumbar laminectomy— removes pressure off the spinal cord or a spinal nerve.

Spinal fusion— connects two or more vertebrae together with screws and rods.

Spinal reconstruction— uses a variety of surgical techniques.

Tumor resection— involves making an incision over the tumor.