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Spinal Procedures


MaineGeneral's Spine Program provides a broad range of procedures to provide patients with the expert care they need when they need it. These procedures include:

  • Laminectomy (cervical, thoracic, lumbo-sacral)
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy/decompressions
  • Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy
  • Minimally invasive TLIF (interbody fusion)
  • Posterolateral fusions (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Posterior spinal instrumentations (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) (minimally invasive)
  • Lumbar/cervical anterior corpectomy
  • Halo application
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty (thoracic, lumbar)
  • Percutaneous/open spinal biopsy

  • Percutaneous pedicle screw placement (minimally invasive)
  • Anterior cervical discectomy/fusion (ACDF)
  • Anteror cervical plating
  • ALIF (anterior lumbar fusion)
  • IDET (historical interest)
  • Posterior cervical foramenotomy
  • Spinal fracture surgery
  • Lumbar discography
  • Lumbar XSTOP
  • Cervical disc arthroplasty ("artificial disc")
  • Radiofrequency ablation of spinal tumors