Spine Surgery From a Board-Certified Specialist in Louisville, KY
Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic’s esteemed team of physicians includes Michael J. Doyle, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon and Louisville, Kentucky, native who excels in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery. If the time has come to consider surgical care for your neck or back pain, we encourage you to contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and learn about what progressive treatment options may be available to you.
Am I a Candidate for Spine Surgery?
Spine surgery is generally only considered if conservative treatments such as physical therapy, activity modification, medication, and injection therapies fail to improve your symptoms. Surgical treatment may be appropriate if:
- You have difficulty using your hands
- You experience numbness, tingling sensations, or muscle weakness in your arms or legs
- A degenerative spinal condition like stenosis or osteoarthritis is causing worsening symptoms
- Your bladder or bowel control is being impacted by a spinal condition
- There is pressure on your spinal cord from a bone spur, slipped disc, or shifting vertebra
- You have a broken vertebra or spinal tumor
- Your symptoms are severe and are taking away from your quality of life
Dr. Doyle takes a conservative approach to neck and back pain that focuses on avoiding unnecessary surgery through progressive non-surgical therapies. When surgery is clinically appropriate, he utilizes muscle-sparing and minimally invasive techniques to address underlying issues while reducing post-operation discomfort and recovery periods. Dr. Doyle often performs spine surgery on an outpatient basis, meaning that patients are able to return home to recover on the same day as their surgery.
Spinal Care at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
Dr. Doyle and our other spine surgeons collaborate with in-house physical therapists and pain management physicians to provide well-rounded care to patients with complex spinal issues such as sciatica, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, osteoporosis, and ruptured discs. Our team specializes in performing several types of spine surgery, including but not limited to:
- Spinal decompression
- Spinal osteotomy
- Spinal fusion
- Discectomy and micro-discectomy
- Cervical disc arthroplasty
- Nerve block procedures
Furthermore, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is an independently owned practice that emphasizes personalized and attentive care. Our patients don’t have to contend with endless phone mazes or wait months to be seen by a specialist. By putting our patients’ needs first, we’re able to provide a positive care experience and optimal results to those we serve.
Learn More About Spine Surgery
Meaningful relief from disruptive neck or back pain is closer than you may think. If you’d like to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Doyle or another renowned specialist at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, contact us today. Our professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our approach to spine surgery and schedule an appointment for you at our Louisville or New Albany location. Our practice accepts most major health insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.