Spine Surgeon at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is performed using endoscopic techniques which significantly reduce muscle and tissue damage that leads to shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery time.
Microdiscectomy is a spine surgery where a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed providing relief from the neural impingement.
Cervical fusions, lumbar fusions and sacroiliac fusions are surgeries performed to join selected bones of the back to provide stability and relief of pain from back injuries or other conditions.
Disc replacement is a procedure that involves replacing the worn or degenerated disc with an artificial disc helping restore normal motion to the spine and reducing back pain and discomfort.
When you have had chronic back pain for several years your natural tendency is to bite the bullet and "finally" have that surgery you know you need. When I met with Dr. Meyer, I quickly realized I was dealing with one heck of a person. Instead of performing surgery, he recommended new ideas to avoid surgery. Today, I'm pain free and playing the sports I love. I was ready for surgery and he talked me out of it. He's truly a class act.
From your happiest patient ever! 7 weeks and 3 days after Dr. Meyer and his ace staff put me back together better than new and was actually able to go to Germany. On the way home I was in the elevator with a young man whose right side was dropping and braced. I asked him what had happened and he told me he played professional hockey in Europe and had taken a hard hit. I told him he needed to ditch his plans and come to Columbia, MO with me and I would take him to see a doctor at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group. No lie, his response was "that is where my coaches wanted me to go but since my parents are in Minnesota, I am stuck going to Mayo. Amazing, right?! Thanks again to all who have made me feel so much better!
RELIEVING BACK PAIN IS WHAT WE DO
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Dr. S. Craig Meyer was the lead design surgeon for the Nuvasive© Precept Pedicle Screw System --one of the most popular minimally invasive pedicle screw systems in the world.
We Will Relieve Your Back Pain. We treat cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine disorders.
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy
- Spine Fusion
- Lateral Lumbar Fusion (XLIF)
- Disc Replacement