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Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures


Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) continually stays at the forefront of Neurological Surgery. We are experts in the treatment of a large range of disease processes. Our goal is to bring the least invasive procedures with the best outcomes to our patients.

Surgery is a major event for patients, usually requiring at least an overnight stay in a hospital and days or weeks of recovery time. Minimally invasive surgery aims to reduce the trauma of this process by using a variety of techniques to perform the necessary operation while reducing the damage and shock to the body. In general, minimally invasive surgical procedures result in less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and fewer complications.

Minimally invasive surgery can be used for a number of procedures; at the Inland Neurosurgery Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery, including lumbar discectomy and spinal fusion; as well as minimally invasive neurosurgery involving brain conditions such as brain tumors, cerebral aneurisms, and subdural hematomas.

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Problems Treated

Click to expand. Treatment options listed in italics:

Brain Tumors

(Craniotomy, Computer Assisted (Stereotactic) Surgery, Transphenoidal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife, Minimally Invasive “Key Hole” Approaches)

  • Choroid Plexus Tumors
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymomas
  • Gliomas, Anaplastic Gliomas
  • Glioblastomoas (GBM)
  • Lymphoma
  • Medulloblastomas/PNET
  • Meningiomas
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Tumors
Brain Vascular Lesions

(Craniotomy, Computer Assisted (Stereotactic) Surgery, Gamma Knife)

  • Aneurysms
  • ArteriorVenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Cavernomas (AKA Cavernous Angioma)
  • Deep Venous Anomolies (DVA)
  • SubArachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Functional Problems (Pain Syndromes, Tics, Epilepsy, Tremors)

(Craniotomy, Computer Assisted (Stereotactic) Surgery, Gamma Knife)

  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy (Seizures)
  • Facial Tics
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pediatric Neurosurgery

(Craniotomy, Computer Assisted (Stereotactic) Surgery, Shunt surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive “Key Hole” Approaches)

  • Cerebral/Ventricular Hemorrhage
  • Encephaloceles
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meningoceles
  • Myelomeningocele
Peripheral Nerve Problems

(Nerve decompression and explorations, Microsurgical tumor removal)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tumors (Schwannomas, Neurofibromas, Ganglion Cysts)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Spine Problems

(ACDF, ALIF, Complex spine fusions, Corpectomy, Discectomy, Facetectomy, Foraminotomy, Kyphoplasty, Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy, Minimally invasive approaches, PLF, PLIF, TLIF, Vertebroplasty)

  • Back/neck pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Complex Pain Problems
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Spine Disease (Arthritis/Spondylosis)
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Disease (Herniated/Bulging)
  • Discitis
  • Facet Disease
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (Slipped Vertebrae)
  • Tumors (Schwannomas, Ependymomas)

(Craniectomy, Burr Hole surgery, and the treatment options listed for brain tumors & spine problems)

  • Brain Contusions
  • Closed Head Injury (CHI)
  • Depressed/Open Skull Fractures
  • Epidural/Subdural/SubArachnoid Hemorrhages
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages (ICH)
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spine Disloaction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)