Neurological Spine Surgery Services in Southwest Michigan

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Spine Surgery

Whether your back just “went out” or you’ve suffered an injury to your spine or you have a genetic condition, you want relief. The solution could be a nonsurgical treatment, such as medication or physical therapy, or it may require surgery.

You’ll be comforted to know that if surgery is necessary, our doctors use some of the latest techniques to lessen the pain and help expedite a safer recovery. As a matter of fact, Bronson Methodist Hospital is nationally recognized by Healthgrades®, receiving a 5-Star rating for spinal fusion surgery in 2017.

Charles "CJ", Spine Surgery Patient
When CJ was hurt playing football, he was immediately taken by paramedics to his local hospital. From there, he was airlifted on Bronson for neurosurgery.
Mark, Neurosurgery Patient
When Mark learned he could receive care for his brain tumor close to home at Bronson without compromising quality, he knew it was the best choice for him.
Dr. Alain Fabi Discusses Neurosurgery at Bronson

Spine conditions we treat

Intense back pain can seriously impact your life. Our spine surgery team will help you find relief. Commonly treated conditions include:

If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our spine providers.

Innovative spine services and treatments

Our team specializes in complex spine surgeries—both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery—and is specially-trained to perform minimally invasive procedures so you have less pain, fewer scars and bleeding, and heal faster. These procedures allow you to return to doing the things you love sooner. Some of the innovative treatments and services we offer include:

  • Endoscopic surgery – The technique of using a tube with a lens and a light source to look into a body cavity through a small opening. An endoscope is like a small camera that looks at the problem. The endoscope has a light source and is connected to a monitor. The surgery is performed while looking at the screen and actual target size is magnified more than 100 times.
  • Joint injections – Medications are put directly into a joint using a needle to reduce your pain.
  • Medicine – Prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery – A type of surgery that helps you to heal faster and with less pain, scarring and blood loss because your surgeon uses smaller incisions than other surgical techniques. This approach can reduce the amount of blood you may lose and cause less harm to your surrounding muscles and tissues.
  • Patient and consumer education – Materials, videos and classes before, during and after your surgery to help you to understand and prepare for your surgery and recovery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery – Surgery for infants, children and teens to help treat conditions affecting the head, spine and nerves.
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation – Non-surgical techniques, such as massage, heat treatment and exercises to reduce pain, restore function and prevent injury
  • Spinal fusion – Surgery to remove bone or tissue from the spinal canal (usually squeezing the spinal cord or spinal nerves) and permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them. The surgery has many potential benefits for you including reducing pain, strengthening your spine and helping you move better.
  • Spinal traction – Decompression therapy to relieve pressure on the spine which is used to treat many back conditions
  • Surgery – Correct herniated disc, spine problems, curvature of the spine and other spine conditions
  • Therapeutic aids – Braces, inserts, wraps, splints and other accessories designed to provide supports to injured bones, muscles and joints
  • Therapeutic exercise – Physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, stability, flexibility and balance
  • Photo of CJ and his dad.

    I broke my neck playing football.

    Learn how the spine experts at Bronson made sure CJ recovered to 100% health.

    Watch CJ's story

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