Surgery Video Library

If you're about to undergo back or spine surgery, understanding what the process involves is important. Even if you're just looking into your options, keeping informed about the procedures can be vital to health. Our up-to-date surgery video library provides a listing of all of our surgery-related videos. Also see our video section about Spinal Fusion Videos.

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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Video

ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Video

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion is performed by approaching the spine through the abdomen inserting a bone graft to help the vertebrae to fuse together.
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ALIF Video: ALIF Surgery with the Endoskeleton TA Interbody Fusion Device from Titan Spine (Sponsored)

Demonstration of ALIF surgery with the interbody cage Endoskeleton TA by Titan Spine (sponsored video).
Video: Am I a Candidate for Back Surgery?

Video: Am I a Candidate for Back Surgery?

Find out the process that is used to determine if back surgery might be the best treatment path for your condition. Rarely is back surgery the only option.
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Video

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Video

An anterior cervical corpectomy is performed when cervical disease encompasses more than just the disc space which is caused by bone spur growth.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy Video

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Video

An anterior cervical discectomy involves removing a cervical herniated disc in order to relieve spinal cord or root pressure to alleviate corresponding pain.
Cervical Laminectomy Video

Cervical Laminectomy Video

In a cervical laminectomy procedure, a portion of bone is removed from the spine in the neck to relieve pressure caused by cervical spinal stenosis.
Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy Video

Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy Video

A cervical posterior foraminotomy surgery is performed to remove bone and/or portions of a diseased or herniated disc to relieve neck and arm pain.
IDET Interactive Video

IDET Interactive Video

IDET is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat patients with chronic low back pain that is caused by tears or small herniations of their lumbar discs.
Interbody Spine Fusion Surgery Video

Interbody Spine Fusion Surgery Video

See how an interbody spine fusion is designed to be a less invasive way of obtaining a spinal fusion.
Interspinous Process Spacers Video

Interspinous Process Spacers - A New Development in Spinal Stenosis Treatment Video

Interspinious process spacers can be used as an alternative to a laminectomy procedure to treat pain from spinal stenosis.
Intrathecal Pump Implant Video

Intrathecal Pump Implant Video

An intrathecal pump works to relieve chronic pain by inserting small amounts of medicine directly into the intrathecal space (area surrounding the spinal cord).

Kyphoplasty (Osteoporosis Fracture Treatment) Video

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for treating fractures caused by osteoporosis.
Laminaplasty Neck Surgery Video

Laminaplasty Neck Surgery Video

Laminaplasty is a procedure that treats cervical spinal stenosis by creating more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots, immediately relieving pressure.
Laminectomy Surgery Video

Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery Video

Watch a step-by-step overview on how laminectomy surgery is performed to alleviate pain caused by neural impingement resulting from spinal stenosis.
Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Video

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Video

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat leg or back pain generally caused by degenerative disc disease.
Lumbar Corpectomy Surgery Video

Lumbar Corpectomy Surgery Video

Step-by-step overview on how lumbar corpectomy is performed to relive pain caused when diseased or damaged bone blocks and pinches the spinal cord.
Lumbar Micro Endoscopic Discectomy Video

Lumbar Micro Endoscopic Discectomy Video

A lumbar micro endoscopic discectomy is performed through a tubular device and designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots.
Microdiscectomy Surgery Video

Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery Video

This video gives a clear picture of how a microdiscectomy can help to alleviate pain caused by a herniated disc.
Microdiscectomy Surgery Video: A Spine Surgeon Explains the Procedure

Microdiscectomy Surgery Video: A Spine Surgeon Explains the Procedure

A detailed explanation on the procedure a surgeon follows during microdiscectomy surgery to treat a herniated disc.
Microendoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy Video

Microendoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy Video

An alternative to ACDF surgery for a cervical herniated disc is to perform the discectomy anteriorly and forego the fusion aspect of the surgery.
Motion Preservation Procedures Video

Motion Preservation Procedures Video

Learn the difference between the various surgical procedures and how they limit or enable motion between vertebral segments.
Multi-level Spinal Fusion Video

Multi-level Spinal Fusion Video

Dr. Jeffrey Spivak reviews the process for deciding to undergo a multi-level spinal fusion for spinal deformities such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis.
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Video

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Video

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion is performed by approaching the spine through the low back and using a bone graft to help the vertebrae to fuse together.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Video

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Video

Learn how a spinal cord stimulator implant uses electric pulses to help block pain signals to the brain.
Spine Fusion Surgery Video

Spine Fusion Surgery Video

Watch how spinal fusion surgery can stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, helping to relieve pain from degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis.
Back Surgery Video: How Spinal Fusion Stops Back Pain

Back Surgery Video: How Spinal Fusion Stops Back Pain

Learn about spinal fusion surgery from a surgeon’s viewpoint and how it can help alleviate back pain.
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Spine Surgery With Robotics Video: Spine Surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System (Sponsored)

Mazor Robotics' Renaissance™ guidance system can enable spine surgeons to perform complex spine surgeries and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques.
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Video

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Video

Watch how a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure fuses the anterior and posterior columns of the spine through a posterior approach.
Total Disc Replacement Back Surgery Video

Total Disc Replacement Back Surgery Video

Total or artificial disc replacement is a procedure that aims to restore the physiologic motion a person would have with a healthy disc.
Vertebral Augmentation Video

Vertebral Augmentation Video

Vertebral augmentation is a surgical procedure used to treat a compression fracture of the spine similar to other procedures like kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty.

Vertebroplasty Interactive Video

View a step-by-step guide how vertebroplasty, a minimally invasive procedure, stabilizes a spinal fracture and stops the pain caused by the fracture.
X-STOP Interactive Video

X-STOP Interactive Video

From a surgeon’s viewpoint see how X-STOP, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, is designed to relieve symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.