Neck Surgery Performed by a Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Houston, Cypress & Tomball, TX
Neck surgery can help relieve severe pain, numbness, arm muscle weakness and other symptoms that have not responded sufficiently to several months of nonsurgical therapy. R. Alexander Mohr, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who practices at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston, Cypress and Tomball, Texas, is committed to helping his patients find meaningful relief using the least invasive option possible. Depending on a patient’s needs and goals, this may involve exercise, medication, injections or surgery.
Types of neck surgery
Dr. Mohr performs three main types of neck surgery: cervical decompression, cervical stabilization and motion-preserving surgeries. The goal of spinal decompression is to reduce painful pressure on a spinal nerve by removing tissue, such as a portion of the lamina (vertebral arch), a bone spur or a damaged disc. The goal of spinal stabilization is to add support and stability to the spinal column. The goal of motion-preservation surgery is to stabilize the spine while maintaining normal spinal mechanics. A patient’s surgical treatment plan may include a combination of these techniques.
Neck surgery procedures
As an early adopter and strong proponent of minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Mohr is highly skilled and experienced in performing the latest spine procedures using a traditional, minimally invasive or combined approach. Dr. Mohr’s neck surgery procedures include:
- Cervical total disc replacement surgery
- Posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery
- Cervical laminoplasty surgery
- Posterior cervical instrumentation and fusion
Well versed in the anterior and posterior approaches to cervical spine surgery, Dr. Mohr offers more neck surgery options than many of his peers. This sets him apart from other surgeons who perform each procedure the same way every time.
If you have severe neck pain that is interfering with your day-to-day-life, Dr. Mohr can evaluate your diagnosis and help you explore your treatment options, both conservative and surgical. Contact us to schedule a personal consultation at his office in Houston or Cypress, TX, today.