Operative Treatments

Although surgery of the spine can be very effective for a number of conditions, it should be reserved for patients who have failed nonoperative management. Dr. Esses believes that surgery should be undertaken in the most meticulous manner possible. His vast experience in more than thousands of surgical cases has enabled him to reduce operating time and blood loss for most procedures. Surgery can often be undertaken as an outpatient with the patient being discharged the same day as the surgical procedure. Most inpatient procedures require only a one night stay in the hospital.
In cases where non-operative approaches fail to provide relief, patients may require surgical treatments. Dr. Esses is an expert in field of Spine Surgery. He is an innovator of modern surgical techniques and remains at the forefront of spinal surgery. Dr. Esses is experienced in a full range of procedures to treat all spinal problems; from minimally invasive surgeries to more complex spinal reconstruction. He routinely performs several different surgical procedures on the spine. It is his expertise which enables him to tailor a procedure to fit patient’s specific needs. He will use the best technology and techniques to restore you back to an active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries (for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine)

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF
  • Trans1
  • ACDF
  • Facet Screws

Surgical Treatments (for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine)

  • Laminectomy
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Spinal fusion
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Reconstructive spinal surgery
  • Salvage spinal surgery
  • Coccygectomy

Meet the Doctor

Stephen I. Esses, M.D.

Spine Surgery, Bone & Joint Surgery

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