Spine Surgery Specialist

Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Toledo, OH

If chronic back pain is interfering with your quality of life, you may be a candidate for spine surgery. At his Toledo, Ohio, orthopedic center, experienced orthopedic surgeon, Nabil Ebraheim, MD, offers comprehensive surgical care for spine injuries and degenerative conditions. Dr. Ebraheim is highly experienced in a variety of minimally invasive and open surgery techniques to alleviate chronic pain and other symptoms of spine conditions. Learn more about options for surgical relief of spine pain by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today. You can also visit the center as a walk-in for diagnostic testing.

Spine Surgery

Why do I need spine surgery?

You may need surgery to repair damage to your spine that results from the natural aging process, degenerative disease, or direct trauma. Dr. Ebraheim specializes in a number of spine surgery techniques to restore your spine health and alleviate associated symptoms.

In many cases, spine surgery is a last resort for treating conditions that can’t be resolved with nonsurgical therapies, including medications and physical therapy. Dr. Ebraheim may recommend surgery for conditions like:

  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve compression

You may also require spine surgery to treat emergency spine injuries suffered in a fall, car accident, or during sports activities.

What is involved in spine surgery?

Dr. Ebraheim is skilled in a variety of spine surgeries and designs your treatment plan based on your overall health and your specific type of injury or disease. Surgical techniques for addressing common spine problems include:

Fusion

Spinal fusion surgery is a technique that joins together two or more vertebrae, providing stabilization and support to your spine. This type of surgery is often necessary to alleviate chronic pain that results from degenerative disc disease or serious disc damage.

Diskectomy

A diskectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part or all of a herniated disc in the spine. The goal of this type of surgery is to reduce pressure on the nerve and alleviate chronic inflammation in the spine to address persistent pain and mobility issues.

Laminectomy

A laminectomy is a surgical option for treating spinal stenosis, a progressive narrowing of your spine. This procedure involves the removal of a portion of bone in the spinal canal to make more room for nerves and alleviate nerve compression.

Dr. Ebraheim offers both minimally invasive and open spine surgeries based on your condition and overall health needs.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery requires only small incisions to access damaged areas of the spine. Using special surgical instruments, Dr. Ebraheim can complete surgery without causing unnecessary trauma to your body. The benefits of this type of surgery include:

  • Less bleeding
  • Faster recovery
  • Less risk for infection
  • Shorter hospital stay

After a careful evaluation of your condition, Dr. Ebraheim can determine if this type of surgery is right for you.

To learn more about your options for spine surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ebraheim online or by phone today. You can also receive diagnostic testing for unexplained back pain as a walk-in patient.