Innovative Treatment Options Tailored to the Patient

When it comes to back pain and other spine-related conditions, a multidisciplinary approach is vital in achieving highly successful outcomes. That’s because there are many options for dealing with a back or spine-related problem.

The keys to improved outcomes are:

  • expert evaluation
  • accurate diagnosis
  • identify the underlying issue(s)
  • determine the best course of treatment for the individual patient.

At Hoag, our multidisciplinary team of spine care experts works together to thoroughly review and determine the best treatment option suited to each individual patient. The spine care team then carefully tailors a personalized treatment plan to effectively achieve the best possible outcome for the patient. This emphasis on a collaborative, comprehensive approach to patient-centered care is why Hoag patient outcomes rank are among the nation’s best.

When it comes to treatment, whenever possible, Hoag physicians favor conservative non-surgical therapies to alleviate pain and restore quality of life. However, in cases where surgery is necessary, Hoag physicians employ the latest minimally invasive techniques available. In fact, 95% of spine-related surgeries at Hoag are performed using progressive minimally invasive options that lead to more precise surgeries, lower infection rates and less blood loss, while avoiding unnecessary damage to healthy surrounding tissue.

The Most Advanced Treatment Options Are Now Available in Orange County!

When it comes to seeking out the most advanced spine care, there is no longer any need to travel long distances. Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program offers the latest in interventional pain management treatments, decompression, diagnostic blocks, alternative medicine and a full range of advanced treatment options such as complex surgical reconstruction utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques, leading-edge spine stabilization procedures and the most progressive options in spinal fusion and artificial disc replacement.

Types of Treatment Options for Spine-related Conditions:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Intervertebral Spacer)
    This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
    ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
  • Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy
    This surgery removes bone and/or portions of a herniated or diseased disc to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
  • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
    Unlike traditional back surgery, XLIF® is performed through the patient's side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. It can be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
    This minimally invasive technique is used to remove the herniated portion of a vertebral disc. It is 95% to 98% effective in eliminating leg pain (sciatica) caused by nerve root compression. The procedure is performed through a small incision on the back.

Hoag also remains committed to providing leading-edge treatment options that may not be readily available at other centers, including participation in clinical trials and other spine-related research that helps to bring advanced spine care to even more patients.

Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of Hoag’s advanced treatment of spine-related conditions is that in each and every case, treatment is always specifically tailored to the meet the unique needs of the individual patient.


Experience You Can Trust!

Hoag Neurosurgery Spine Program’s commitment to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.

To schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, or a second-opinion consultation with a Hoag spine care specialist, find a spine doctor online or call 949-764-6066.