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Dr. Yoo and his team offer today’s most advanced and effective treatments for a multitude of spine and brain conditions. Treatments include:


Anterior Cervical Discectomy

An operation where we reach the cervical spine through a small incision in the front of your neck. After we separate the soft tissues of the neck, we remove the intervertebral disc and bone spurs.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion

An operation performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. The term is derived from the words anterior (front), cervical (neck), and fusion (joining the vertebrae with a bone graft).

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

We approach the lumbar spine through an incision in the abdomen. We remove a portion of the affected disc space from the spine and replace it with an implant.

Artificial Cervical Disc

A technological device designed to replace a natural disc in the cervical spine (the neck) that has degenerated and become the source of persistent pain that has not responded well to nonsurgical care.

Artificial Lumbar Disc

A surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc of the spinal column is replaced with an artificial, man-made device.

Bone Grafts

Bone which is harvested from one location in an individual and placed in another individual (allograft bone) or in a different location in the same individual (autogenous bone).

Cerebrospinal Fluid Diverting Shunts

Shunts that divert cerebrospinal fluid to another part of the body.

Cervical Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion involving the seven cervical segments. This may include the base of the skull, the occiput, and the first thoracic spine.


A surgical procedure in which a piece of the skull is removed so the surgeon may access the brain beneath.


Surgical removal of part or all of an intervertebral disc material placing pressure on neural elements.

Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass

A surgical procedure to increase cerebral blood flow.

Microvascular Decompression

A surgical procedure designed to relieve pressure and treat trigeminal neuralgia.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

Surgery requiring small incision(s), usually performed with endoscopic visualization.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion
A technique used for several different spinal problems. Lumbar fusions are typically performed for patients with evidence of spinal instability and sometimes in conjunction with lumbar laminectomy.

Occipital Nerve Stimulation

We use mild electrical impulses to stimulate the greater occipital nerve and lesser occipital nerve to treat chronic migraines that has not responded to pharmaceutical treatment.

Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion done from the back using the lamina, the facets, and spinous processes of the lower back.

Posterior Spinal Fusion

A fusion of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar regions primarily fusing the lamina and sometimes the facet joints, using iliac or other bone graft.

Posterolateral Interbody Fusion

Lumbar spine fusion that involves an interbody fusion accomplished through the posterior approach.


A hole or a small passage, which moves, or allows movement of fluid from one part of the body to another.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

The use of a device to exert pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

A surgical technique to stabilize the spinal vertebra and the disc or shock absorber between the vertebrae.


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