Spine Care

Wisconsin Bone & Joint spine care experts offer comprehensive
services to individuals with a wide range of spine, lower back,
upper back and neck issues.

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Spine Specialists At Wisconsin Bone & Joint

The physicians at Wisconsin Bone & Joint utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and work with patients to develop innovative treatment plans for a variety of spine and neck conditions and injuries. Our team of physicians are committed to providing you with the best treatment options to alleviate your back and neck pain.

Providing trusted Orthopedic care in the community for over 40+ years

At Wisconsin Bone and Joint, we pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care. Our philosophy of direct physician-to-patient care means your physician will be an intrical part of every stage of your care. This commitment to a dedicated continuum-of-care model has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices in Southeast Wisconsin and greater Milwaukee area.

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

What Is Spinal Stenosis Surgery?

Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing causes pinching or compression of the spinal cord or nerves within the spinal canal, which can in turn lead to pain in the back, buttocks, thighs, and legs, as well as an overall decrease in physical activity.

There are two basic types of spinal stenosis: Lumbar spinal stenosis is the result of narrowing of the spinal canal on the lower part of the spinal column, whereas cervical spinal stenosis affects the upper part of the spine. In most cases, spinal stenosis is the result of a degeneration of the spine, which occurs with aging.

If nonoperative treatments fail to effectively suppress the symptoms of spinal stenosis, your doctor may recommend surgery.

The goal of surgery is to simply widen the spinal canal and thus relieve the pain-inducing pressure on the spinal cord or the spinal nerves.

Decompressive Laminectomy

This procedure creates more space for the nerves by effectively removing the roof (or lamina) of the vertebra with or without removing part of the disc or fusing vertebrae. Unstable areas of the spine may need to be fused with the use of rods and screws.

Stenosis can also be treated by a number of other surgeries:


This surgery specifically removes only a small portion of the lamina, thus relieving pressure on the nerve roots.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

This procedure involves relieving the condition called nerve root compression by removing the intervertebral disc through a small incision made near the front of the neck. The removed disc is replaced by a bone graft between the adjacent vertebrae.

Cervical Corpectomy

The removal of the vertebral body and adjacent intervertebral discs to allow decompression of the cervical spinal canal as well as spinal nerves. A metal plate and screws along with a bone graft is used to obtain a fusion.

Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.