General Neurosurgery / Minimally Invasive Spine

General neurosurgery is concerned primarily with the prevention, diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system, and the cerebrovascular system.

Minimally invasive spine surgery refers to any surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions instead of a large opening. Because your neurosurgeon will make smaller incisions, you will likely have a quicker recovery time and less pain than traditional open surgery but with the same benefits as traditional surgery. The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — often a result of conditions such as spinal instability, bone spurs, herniated discs, scoliosis or spinal tumors.

Neurosurgical Conditions Treated:

  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Back & Neck Injuries
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion
  • Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)
  • Spinal Angiograms
  • Herniated Disk Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Cervical / Thoracic / Lumbar Fusion
  • Lordosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Trauma

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Elad I. Levy


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Kevin J. Gibbons


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Dr. Davies awarded the UB CTSA KL2 grant

The KL2 Research Career Development Program supports state-of-the-art clinical and translational research and provides young investigators with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform high-impact research and succeed in today’s highly competitive research environment.  

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