MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Despite living with chronic back pain, some people choose to delay spine surgery which could provide relief. Know that spine surgery can be life changing when performed by an expert surgeon, especially when advanced technology is used.
The Spine Center at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is the only hospital in Los Angeles County offering ExcelsiusGPS® for spine surgery. Spine surgeons trained in ExcelsiusGPS at Long Beach Medical Center can perform spine procedures that can result in shorter hospital stays, less tissue damage and smaller incisions, which may lead to smaller scars.
When performing spine surgery — particularly with spinal screw and rod placement — precision is key. Screws and rods are used in spinal fusion surgery to add support and strength. Screws are placed into two vertebrae at the level to be fused. A rod is used to connect the screws which prevents movement and allows the bone graft to heal.