Skip to main content

What Does Spine and Peripheral Nerve
Surgery Involve?

Spine and peripheral nerve surgery involve various procedures to address conditions affecting the spine and peripheral nerves. Dr. Lekovic specializes in diagnosing and treating various spine and nerve disorders, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and nerve compression syndromes. He utilizes advanced surgical techniques to relieve pain, restore function, and improve overall well-being. Patients can trust his expertise and commitment to delivering personalized and effective surgical solutions.

Doctor reviewing patient data before doing spine surgery in Los Angeles.

Types Of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Surgery for intramedullary spinal cord tumors involves surgically removing tumors located within the spinal cord. The procedure aims to carefully excise the tumor while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. Depending on the tumor’s location, size, and characteristics, the surgery may involve microsurgical techniques and specialized instruments to minimize damage to surrounding nerves and tissues. The goal is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, improve neurological function, and provide a better prognosis for the patient.

Surgery for intra- and extra- dural spinal cord tumors

Dr. Lekovic is a top neurosurgeon, experienced in treating spinal cord tumors in Los Angeles. Surgery for spinal cord tumors, both intra- and extra-dural, involves the surgical removal of tumors located within and around the spinal cord. The procedure aims to carefully excise the tumor while preserving nearby structures and nerves. Depending on the tumor’s location and type, the surgery may involve different approaches, such as laminectomy or corpectomy, to access and remove the tumor. The goal is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, address neurological issues, and improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
laminectomy and fusion

Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure for treating spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or degenerative disc disease. It involves removing part of the lamina, the bony arch of the vertebra, to create space for nerve roots. After the laminectomy, the surgeon may perform a spinal fusion to stabilize the spine by using bone grafts or implants. This helps alleviate pressure on nerves and provides long-term stability to the spine. If you or a loved one may require spine surgery in Los Angeles, contact our office right away and get scheduled for a consultation.

Occipito-cervical fusion

Occipito-cervical fusion is a surgical procedure to stabilize the junction between the skull (occiput) and the upper cervical spine. It is typically used to treat conditions such as instability, trauma, or severe degeneration in this region. The surgery involves using screws, rods, and bone grafts to fuse the occiput and cervical vertebrae together, providing stability and relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This procedure helps restore alignment and function to the upper cervical spine.

Doctor determining the necessity of spine surgery in Los Angeles.

Conditions Treated:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve compression syndromes (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Peripheral nerve tumors (e.g., schwannoma, neurofibroma)
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Radiculopathy (nerve root compression)
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal deformities (e.g., scoliosis)
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments (e.g., tarsal tunnel syndrome)

Please note that these are not all conditions treated with spine and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Lekovic offers comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plans for spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. Patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Lekovic’s office for any further questions and to discuss their specific condition, before undergoing spine surgery in Los Angeles.

What Is The Recovery Like?

The recovery after spine and peripheral nerve surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Patients can generally expect pain and discomfort immediately after surgery, which can be managed with medications. Physical therapy and rehabilitation play a crucial role in recovery, helping patients regain strength, mobility, and function. It is essential to follow post-operative instructions and attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Lekovic to ensure a successful recovery and optimal outcome.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Lekovic specializes in spine and peripheral nerve surgery and is committed to providing personalized and advanced care to his patients. If you are experiencing spine or peripheral nerve-related issues, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lekovic. During your appointment, he will conduct a thorough evaluation, discuss treatment options, and develop a tailored plan to address your needs. Dr. Lekovic has years of experience, specializing in spine and head surgeries, including treatment for spinal cord tumors in Los Angeles.

Contact Us

Reach Out Now
Contact Us (310) 825-5111