Spinal Fusion

The goal of spinal fusion surgery is to permanently bond two or more vertebrae together to reduce painful friction between the bones, correct malalignment or abnormal spinal curves, and/or stabilize traumatic injuries. In recent years, with the development of new technologies, spinal fusions are also performed to decompress nerves.

Spinal fusion may work to improve spinal stability if you have experienced: 

An incision will be made based on where the affected vertebrae are located, usually via your neck or back, but sometimes your surgeon will go in through your throat or abdomen. Your neurosurgeon will insert a bone graft between the vertebrae to complete the fusion process, often using rods, screws or metal plates to keep the bones in place while the graft heals. It can take several months for the bone graft to heal entirely, though pain will fade within a few days after surgery.

Spinal fusion should only be considered if other treatment methods such as medication, spinal injections or physical therapy have failed to produce lasting results.

For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgical services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal, brain and nerve conditions with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.