Spine surgery in Largo, Florida
The Florida Spine & Neuro Center at Largo Medical Center specializes in the treatment of spine pain— including cervical, neck, thoracic, lumbar or lower back pain— disorders or disease.
Our expert spine doctors and staff work with you and your family to provide you with specialized care for the best possible outcomes.
For a free physician referral or to learn more about our spine care services, call (888) 847-8876.
At Largo Medical Center, we provide a full continuum of orthopedic care, which includes specialized and superior spine care from an experienced and highly skilled team. The Florida Spine & Neuro Center’s multidisciplinary team of spine care specialists include:
- Orthopedic spine surgeons
- Pain management physicians
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
- Physical therapists
Diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions
Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated spine specialists use the latest in diagnostic imaging, including computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and surgical techniques to get you on the road to recovery.
Spine conditions we treat
The Florida Spine & Neuro Center provides high-quality care and treatment for conditions affecing the spine, including:
Ankylosing spondylitis—A form of inflammatory arthritis primarily affecting the spine
Chiari malformation—A condition causing brain tissue to push down into the spinal canal
Degenerative disc disease (ODD)—A disease, typically affecting older adults, occurring when intervertebral discs break down and and cause pain
Herniated disc—A condition occurring when some of the soft center material of the disc pushes through the exterior of the disc
Kyphosis—A condition causing an exaggerated rounding of your mid-back, creating a "humpback" look
Lordosis—A condition causing exaggerated forward curve of your lower back, giving you a'swayback' look
Osteoporosis—A decrease in bone mass and density, often resulting in spinal fractures
Pinched nerves—Nerves can be pinched as they leave the spinal canal by a herniated disc, bone spurs or stenosis
Piriformis syndrome—A disorder occurring when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks
Radiculopathy—A condition of nerve root impingement and/or inflammation, causing neurologic symptoms
Sciatica—A condition occurring when sciatic nerve is injured or inflamed, causing intense pain, loss of reflexes, weakness and numbness along any part of the sciatic nerve pathway
Scoliosis—Causes the spine to curve left to right instead of the normal front to back curves
Spinal compression fractures—Fractures resulting from compression of the spinal cord
Stenosis—A compression of the spinal cord or peripheral nerves as they exit the spinal canal
Spondylolisthesis—When one vertebra slips forward over the one beneath
Spondylosis (or spinal osteoarthritis) —A degeneration of the spine from wear and tear
Our orthopedic surgeons perform spine surgeries using state-of-the-art surgical technology and techniques, including the use of your own adult stem cells, when necessary.
We are proud to use one of the safest and most accurate and robotic surgery technologies for minimally invasive spine procedures. This provides greater precision and range of motion for the surgeon.
Using a CT-generated 3D simulation of your spine, this advanced robotic technology allows our orthopedic surgery team to better plan the procedure before entering the operating room.
Robotic surgery requires only small incisions, which means less scarring, less pain and faster healing times for you.
Our spine doctors perform a variety of back/spine surgeries, including:
- Disc replacement
- Facet joint replacement
- Yeung endoscopic spine surgery (YESS)
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)
Minimally invasive disc surgery
YESS is an alternative approach to a spine surgery used to help restore normal function of the spine. The surgeon makes quarter-inch incision several inches from the midline of the back and inserts a small tube with a camera and endoscope (thin instrument with a small light attached) to view the affected area.
Using this side approach, the surgeon will be able to bypass the spinal column instead of going through it to remove the diseased disc. This also is done without any bone removal, which significantly speeds up your recovery time.
We are committed to providing the comprehensive rehabilitative care you need to make a full and healthy recovery following back or neck surgery. Our licensed physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists focus on helping you regain skills and learn to adapt to abilities that may have changed.