What is neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery includes surgical procedures specific to the spine, spinal cord and nerve roots. The spine consists of 24 vertebrae, sacrum, inter vertebral discs, coccyx and spinal discs. The spine encompasses and protects the spinal cord and canal. Surgery is usually indicated to stabilize the spine or eliminate arm or sciatica (leg) pain.
What procedures are performed?
Common procedures performed include microdiscectomy, microlaminotomy, microlaminectomy, lumbar fusions, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), posterior cervical discectomy and fusion, Kyphoplasty and anterior lumbar innerbody fusion (ALIF). Dr. Hsu also manages and treats hydrocephalus, performs shunt placement and craniotomy for brain tumors.
What is microsurgery?
Microsurgery is a type of operation technique that uses a surgical microscope and microscopic technique. Microscopic techniques include small surgical incisions of 1-1.5 inches or less. The benefits of microsurgery include shorter hospital stays, faster recovery time and immediate results.
What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs spinal fractures with bone cement. The benefits of Kyphoplasty include minimal recovery time and improvement in mobility. The procedure can be done on an outpatient basis meaning you may go home that evening.