Treatments and Procedures

The team at Central New York Brain & Spine Neurosurgery will help you decide on the treatment plan that’s right for you, whether this involves surgery or not. We have extensive experience performing the following procedures:
Minimally Invasive Surgery  

Minimally invasive surgery is any minimally invasive procedure that targets conditions through the use of small incisions as opposed to traditional surgery which typically requires a 5-6 inch incision.

Complex Spine Procedures  

Our world class surgical team is very well known for their expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery procedures and our high success rate, but our team is also very well regarded as specialists in complex spine surgical procedures.


Laminectomy is surgery that creates space by removing the lamina — the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Cervical Fusion  

Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re fused, they no longer move like they used to. This keeps you from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have caused discomfort.


Kyphoplasty (similar to Vertebroplasty) is a medical spinal procedure in which bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures.

Lumbar Fusion  

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a "welding" process. The basic idea is to fuse together two or more vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. This is done to eliminate painful motion or to restore stability to the spine.


Vertebroplasty is an outpatient procedure for stabilizing compression fractures in the spine. Bone cement is injected into back bones (vertebrae) that have cracked or broken, often because of osteoporosis. The cement hardens, stabilizing the fractures and supporting your spine.

Endoscopic Procedures  

There are several types of endoscopy. Those using natural body openings include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) which is often called upper endoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy.

Non-Surgical Spinal Regenerative Therapy  

Before you consider undergoing surgery, be sure to explore the latest alternatives to surgery in the form of regenerative therapy. Regenerative therapy is the process of creating living and functional tissues to repair or replace tissue that are lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.