Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Valley Health:

  • A single, tiny incision results in minimal scarring

  • Drastically reduced recovery time gets you back to your active lifestyle quicker

  • Less pain and reduced use of narcotic pain medication

  • Minimized damage to surrounding tissue

  • Shorter hospital stays — enabling many patients to go home the same day following their surgery

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Lee Selznick, MD

Advanced Spine Care

at Valley Health

At Valley Health, our spine surgeons are trained in advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of back and neck pain.

Minimally invasive spine surgery offers the same benefits as traditional spine surgery, while also minimizing pain, scarring and recovery time. By pairing endoscopic surgical techniques with visualization using an advanced microscope, our surgeons are able to perform precise, image-guided procedures through a single tiny incision.

Changing the face of spine surgery

Conditions We Treat

  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis (lumbar and cervical spine)
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Spine trauma and stabilization
  • Spine and spinal cord tumors
  • Congenital spinal disorders in adults
  • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
James Chadduck, MD

Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Microscopic Decompression (microdecompression or microdiscectomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF ®)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior and Posterior Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Disc Replacement

These minimally invasive techniques have changed the face of spine surgery, offering the safest and most effective results for patients, while significantly reducing recovery time.

The spine surgeons at Valley Health have the knowledge and experience to properly diagnose patients suffering with back or neck pain stemming from a wide variety of underlying causes. Our surgeons work with each patient to determine the treatment approach that is right for them.

Meet Our Physicians

  • James Chadduck, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Minimally Invasive/Image-Guided Neurosurgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Brain and Spine Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Allan Fergus, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Image-guided Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Functional Neurosurgery,
    • Complex Spine Surgery

  • Patrick Ireland, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Spine Surgery
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Aneurysm Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Steven Schopick, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Spine Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Lee Selznick, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery
    • Brain and Spine Tumor Surgery
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Functional Neurosurgery (including Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy Surgery and Microvascular Decompression)

  • Crystl Willison, MD

    Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Spine Care
    • Neurosurgical Consultation

  • John H. Zoller, III, MD

    Primary Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)

    Areas of interest:

    • Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of the Spine
    • Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • XP Knee

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