Brain & Spine Procedures
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy)
- Spinal Arthritis
- Spinal Deformities
- Spine Infections
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Spinal Tumors and Cancer
- Tingling in Arms (Cervical Radiculopathy)
- Upper Back Pain
Dr. Fayaz is an expert neurosurgeon in both brain and spine surgical procedures. He integrates healthcare technology to improve the outcomes and lives of his patients by offering a variety of neurosurgical procedures using the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for long lasting results. His personalized care in combination with his expertise in leading-edge technology is what sets Dr. Fayaz apart.
The Most Advanced Surgical Imaging
Dr. Fayaz offers the most advanced surgical instrumentation and techniques such as image-guided brain surgeries with cranial navigation using the StealthStation for greater precision and tracking. Additionally, image-guided spine surgeries are performed with spinal navigation using the O-arm™which provides improved visualization during surgery.
Brain and Spine Surgical Procedures
Minimally invasive or non-invasive surgery (MIS) refers to any surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions instead of a large opening. Because your surgery is made with 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.
Because of the smaller incisions, minimally invasive surgery can be faster, safer and require less recovery time. The reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues compared to open surgery provide many benefits:
- Less scarring from smaller skin incisions (sometimes as small as several millimeters)
- Less loss of blood
- Reduced risk of muscle damage, since less or no cutting of the muscle is required
- Reduced risk of infection
- Reduced pain and less reliance on medications
- Faster recovery
- Less rehab
- Lower complication rate
As with any surgical procedure, no matter how minimal, there are certain risks associated that include, but are not limited to:
- Possible adverse reaction to the anesthetic
- Unexpected blood loss during the procedure
- Localized infections, no matter how small the incision area
Microneurosurgery is used to treat neurological conditions by performing surgery using high-powered microscopes. Microneurosurgery allows Dr. Fayaz to treat a specific area of your body without damaging nearby blood vessels, tissue, and nerves, and allows for delicate and precise handling of tissues. This advanced procedure requires intensive, long-term training to master the microsurgical techniques.
Dr. Fayaz uses different types of craniotomy techniques (the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain) to resolve structural problems and conditions in the brain. To relieve pressure on the brain from hydrocephalus, a shunt (valve and a catheter) is used to divert the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF from the brain to another location in the body. Learn more about craniotomy. Learn more about ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
Spine Fusion Surgery (Cervicothoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral fusion)
Spinal fusion surgery, also called spinal arthrodesis is a technique that joins two or more vertebrae. This neurological procedure prevents any movement between the fused vertebrae and can be performed at any level in the spine. Learn more.
Cervical Spine Surgery (Neck)
Cervical spine surgery is typically performed to treat neck pain when there is significant nerve/spinal cord pinching (decompression surgery) or spinal instability (fusion surgery). These two procedures are often combined, as a decompression may de-stabilize the spine and create the need for a fusion to add stability. Learn more.
Thoracic Spine Surgery (Middle Back)
The thoracic spine is the middle area of the back and is made up of twelve vertebrae, T1 through T12. While this area of the back has the added protection of the rib cage resulting in fewer injuries needing surgery, the thoracic spine is the main support system for the body so conditions like a herniated disc or spinal stenosis can still occur. Learn more.
Lumbar Spine Surgery (Lower Back)
Lumbar surgery refers to any type of surgery in the lumbar spine, or lower back, between one or more of the L1-S1 levels. There are two general types of lumbar spine surgery that comprise the most common surgical procedures for the lower back: lumbar decompression and lumbar fusion. Learn more.