Neurosurgery

Advanced treatment for back, neck, spine and brain conditions

 Though sometimes referred to as “brain surgeons,” neurosurgeons also treat a broad range of conditions involving the back, neck and spine. In fact, back and neck pain are two of the leading reasons people miss work or collect disability, and they top the list of ailments addressed by our neurosurgeon at United Regional Physician Group.

Back and neck pain can be caused by a number of problems, from a simple muscle strain to underlying conditions requiring surgical intervention such as disk herniation or a spinal tumor.

Expert diagnostic evaluation

Dr. Louis Provenza, uses advanced diagnostic testing to identify the cause of your back or neck pain, often ruling out surgery as the best treatment option. He uses several diagnostic tools to pinpoint your problem:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Myelography
  • Discography
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG)

To make an appointment please call 940-764-5400.

Watch the videos below for detailed information about specific procedures:

Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF)



Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)



Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement



Craniotomy for Tumor



Laminectomy



Glossary of neurosurgical procedures and conditions

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