Treating Brain and Spinal Cord Conditions
Neurological surgery at LWRMC strives to deliver comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases. This is accomplished through our highly trained and specialized Neurosurgical team utilizing cutting edge surgical skills and technology.
New state-of-the-art MRI and CT scan machines are used at the facility to provide diagnostic testing and advanced intraoperative image guidance.
LWRMC prides itself on providing personalized care plans for each patient through the perioperative process.
Conditions and Treatments
Some conditions we treat with neurosurgery include:
- Brain bleeds (subdural hematoma, intracranial cerebral hematoma)
- Brain tumors
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical, lumbar herniated discs
- Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spinal tumors
- Degenerative spine disease
The following are some neurosurgical procedures we perform:
- Dynamic stabilization options for spine
- Image-guided brain and spine surgery (7D Surgical)
- Minimally invasive microdiscectomy, lumbar and cervical laminectomies, instrumented lumbar and cervical fusions
- Carpal tunnel release
- Spinal cord stimulator placement
7-D Radiation-Free Surgery
Huan Wang, MD, neurosurgeon at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, discusses the benefits of the 7D Surgical Navigation System.
The 7D Surgical Navigation System enables our surgeons to perform your spine or cranial procedure with efficiency and superior accuracy, while keeping you safe from unnecessary radiation. It utilizes a novel and proprietary camera-based technology, coupled with machine-vision algorithms to help deliver surgical precision and get you back to the life you love sooner.
The 7-D technology is similar to GPS navigation, but for surgery. It uses sophisticated camera technology, much like that of self-driving cars, to create a three-dimensional photographic image in just seconds, resulting in shorter and more efficient procedures.
Benefits of the 7D Surgical Navigation System
- May Limit Risks: Use of image guidance systems to guide the placement of implants have been shown to reduce the risk for revision surgery
- Improves Accuracy: A computer with 3D images continuously tracks surgical tools and helps your surgeon navigate delicate anatomy and complex trajectories during your procedure
- Radiation-Free: The 7D Surgical System uses only light during the procedure, eliminating unnecessary exposure to radiation
- Streamlines Procedure: Your surgeon can focus on the procedure instead of any additional steps required by older, radiation-based systems.