Bone Spur (Osteophyte) Surgery & Treatment Options

The Bonati Spine Surgery for Osteophytes or Bone Spurs

The Bonati Spine Procedures offer an array of surgical techniques for the treatment of spinal osteophytes (bone spurs). These procedures will vary depending on the location and symptoms of the bone spurs.

Resection of Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)

Resection of osteophytes is a procedure performed to remove bone spurs that are pinching the nerves. This procedure is often performed as part of a laminectomy. The surgery is designed to relieve pressure (decompress) on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots through the widening of the spinal canal. The procedure is carried out by removing or trimming part of the lamina (roof) of the vertebrae in the compressed area. The removal of part of the lamina creates an opening for the compressed nerves, relieving pressure on the nerve roots and reducing inflammation. The partial removal of the lamina may also allow the surgeon to remove any bone spurs or damaged tissue causing pain and inflammation in the patient.

The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with bone spurs to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your pain from bone spurs can become a thing of the past.

Advantages of the Bonati Spine Procedures

• The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed under local anesthesia and conscious IV sedation. Therefore, the patients remain awake, aware and alert during the procedure, which allows for direct communication with the surgeon as the pain is alleviated.

• The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed through a small incision. Therefore, they are less likely to cause significant scar tissue or blood loss, while maintaining the spine’s mobility.

• The Bonati Spine Procedures are gentle enough to be performed on an outpatient basis. Overnight hospitalization is not required after these procedures, which dramatically reduces recovery time and medical cost.

• Unlike old-fashioned “open” spine surgery, dissection of the muscles and removal of large sections of bone are avoided. Patients experience far less pain and trauma and a faster return to normal activities.

• Avoiding general anesthesia allows us to treat a greater range of patients including those with pre-existing conditions who would otherwise not be cleared to undergo spinal surgery.

• The Bonati Spine Procedures allow for fast return to work. The lasting effect of these procedures enables patients to return to their normal activities within days and to enjoy their life without pain.