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Neurosurgery

West Park Hospital offers world class neurosurgery to the Big Horn Basin Region. We are committed to making neurological services available to our patients right here close to home. Our staff has expertise and experience in caring for patients with problems involving the head, neck and spine.

 

 The following comprehensive neurosurgeries are offered here at West Park Hospital:

Spine

  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (with bone graft and metal plate)
    ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
    This surgery removes damaged or diseased vertebral bone and surrounding discs. It relieves neck, arm and leg symptoms caused by pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Intervertebral Spacer)
    This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement Prestige
    This procedure replaces a diseased or damaged spinal disc with a specialized implant designed to preserve motion in the neck. This procedure can relieve the pain of pinched nerves in the cervical spine.
  • ILIF:Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion
    In this minimally-invasive procedure, the spinal nerve roots are decompressed and a metal device is implanted to stabilize the spine and help relieve back problems from conditions such as spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative arthritis.
  • Kyphoplasty
    This minimally-invasive procedure treats spine fractures caused by osteoporosis. It is designed to provide rapid back pain relief and help straighten the spine.
  • Laminectomy
    This procedure is performed through an incision on the lower back. The surgeon removes a section of bone, called the lamina, from one or more vertebrae. This relieves pressure on the nerve roots caused by stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal).
  • Laminectomy (Cervical)
    This procedure removes a section of bone from the rear of one or more vertebrae to relieve the painful and disabling pressure of stenosis.
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
    This minimally invasive technique is used to remove the herniated portion of a vertebral disc. It is 95% to 98% effective in eliminating leg pain (sciatica) caused by nerve root compression. The procedure is performed through a small incision on the back.
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation (CD HORIZON SEXTANT)
    This minimally-invasive procedure uses special guides and fluoroscopic imaging to allow a surgeon to precisely implant stabilizing screws and rods in the spine while minimizing damage to muscles, tendons and other soft tissue in the back.
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
    This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove a degenerated disc to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. It is performed through a small incision on the back.
  • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    PLIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
  • Spinal Fusion (Lumbar Spine for Treatment of Spondylolisthesis)
    During this procedure, the surgeon permanently joins two or more vertebrae in the spine. The vertebrae will grow together to form a single, solid bone. Spinal fusion is commonly performed in the neck and lower back, and may be used to correct a wide range of problems in the spine. This animation shows a fusion in the lumbar spine to correct a condition called spondylolisthesis, in which weakened joints or fractured bones have allowed a vertebra to slip forward and pinch a nerve root.

Head

  • Craniectomy for Chiari Malformation (Foramen Magnum Decompression)
    This surgery is used to treat Chiari malformation, an abnormality that results in a part of the brain extending into the upper spinal canal. During the procedure, small sections of bone are removed from the rear of the skull and spine to create more space for the errant brain tissue.
  • Cranioplasty
    This reconstructive surgical procedure is performed to correct congenital problems of the skull, or to repair the skull after a traumatic injury or medical procedure. During the procedure, a custom plate made from porous plastic or titanium is fitted over the defect in the skull, restoring the skull to its normal shape.
  • Craniotomy for Epidural Hematoma
    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, creates an opening through the skull for removal of a blood clot between the skull and the dura (the membrane that surrounds the brain). Epidural hematomas commonly result from trauma to the head, and can place harmful pressure on the brain.
  • Craniotomy for Intracerebral Hematoma
    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, creates an opening through the skull for removal of a blood clot inside the brain. Intracerebral hematomas can result from trauma to the head. They can also occur spontaneously in patients with abnormally high blood pressure, or a blood vessel abnormality. Intracerebral hematomas can place harmful pressure on the brain.
  • Craniotomy for Meningioma (Brain Tumor)
    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, creates an opening through the skull for removal of a meningioma. This type of tumor is found in the dura – the fibrous membrane between the brain and skull. The surgery usually requires several hours to complete, depending on the location and size of the meningioma.
  • Craniotomy for Tumor
    This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, creates an opening through the skull for brain tumor removal. The surgery usually requires between two to five hours to complete. The length of surgery depends on the type and size of the tumor.
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Tumor
    This nonsurgical procedure uses beams of radiation to treat tumors or lesions deep inside the brain. The treatment may take several hours. Children may be given general anesthesia to keep them from moving during the procedure, but adults are usually kept awake.

Contact Us

720 Lindsay Lane, Suite C
Cody, WY 82414
Office days/hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
307.578.2087

" The Neurosurgeon here was willing to try something new... He gave me six years of my life back. "

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