Spine Surgery

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute is providing more advanced treatment options for spine surgery than ever before. 

Neurosurgeons utilize the most sophisticated surgeon-guided robotic technology, Stealth GPS navigation and state-of-the-art microscopes available today. Providing pinpoint precision, these surgical technologies combined with the latest implants help to minimize pain and speed up recovery, both top priorities for patients undergoing spine surgery.


Surgical Treatments include:

  • Laminectomy: Removal of the lamina (roof) of one or more vertebrae to create more space for the nerves. This can be performed as an open surgery or with a minimally invasive method.
  • Discectomy: Combination of decompression and removal of the herniated disc fragment, which can be done through an open surgery or a minimally invasive approach.
  • Spinal fusion: Decompression and stabilization with instruments (rods and screws) and bone graft to stabilize the spine if arthritis has progressed to spinal instability.
  • Artificial Disc Replacement: Worn or damaged disc material between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with the latest synthetic or “artificial” disc.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator: Placement of electrode or array into the spinal canal, with wires connected to a generator, to alleviate pain in the back and/or legs.
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery: A variety of procedures to remove tumors involving the spinal vertebrae or causing pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves.
  • Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty: Procedures that place cement into a fractured vertebra.

Advanced Technologies

Mazor X TM

Mazor XTM allows surgeons the ability to pre-plan your spine surgery using 3D software to create a customized procedure that is unique to each patient’s condition.

StealthStationTM and Globus ExcelsiusGPSTM

StealthStationTM and Globus ExcelsiusGPSTM are surgical guidance systems for spine surgery. It makes surgery safer and helps surgeons ensure implants and hardware placement are even more precise.

Synaptive’s Modus V™ 3D Exoscope

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is the first hospital in New England to use Synaptive’s Modus V™ 3D exoscope technology for brain and spine surgeries.

Modus V is a robotic digital microscope. Derived from technology originally created for the International Space Station, Modus V is a fully-automated, hands-free, robotically-controlled digital microscope with advanced visualization that supports a wide range of surgical approaches.

The Modus V provides the surgeon with a 3D visualization of anatomical structures with natural depth perception. It provides more depth of field than traditional surgical microscopes and has double the magnification of comparable microscopes.

Unlike traditional microscopes, the Modus V allows everyone in the operating room to experience what the surgeon is viewing in 3D on 55” 3D Ultra HD 4K monitors. This allows for increased workflow and collaboration across the surgical team, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.


You’re in Good Hands

Our spine surgery services have been nationally recognized by some of the top institutions. We want our patients to know we strive for excellence and the best outcomes possible.

Meet our Spine Surgery Specialists:

Abbed, Khalid M., MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
300 Post Road West Suite 102
Westport, CT 06880
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  • 2660 Main Street Suite 219
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
Offers Video Medicine
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Center for Neuro & Spine Surgery
595 Main Street
Portland, CT 06480
Offers Video Medicine
Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
201 North Mountain Road Suite 201
Plainville, CT 06062
More Locations
  • 462 Queen Street Suite 201
    Southington, CT 06489
Offers Video Medicine
Bauman, Joel A., MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at MidState Medical Center
435 Lewis Avenue Suite 103
Meriden, CT 06451
More Locations
  • 280 South Main Street Suite 204
    Cheshire, CT 06410
  • 85 Seymour Street Suite 1003
    Hartford, CT 06106
Offers Video Medicine
Boylan, Arianne, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center - Neurosurgery
2660 Main Street Suite 219
Bridgeport, CT 06606
More Locations
  • 300 Post Road West Suite 102
    Westport, CT 06880
Offers Video Medicine
Coutinho, Pedro, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center - Neurosurgery
2660 Main Street Suite 219
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Offers Video Medicine
Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Backus Hospital
330 Washington Street Suite 540
Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
Hornyak, Mark John, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.7 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
100 Perkins Farm Drive Suite 303
Mystic, CT 06355
More Locations
  • One Towne Park Plaza
    Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
Khaled, Mohamad, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
85 Seymour Street Suite 1003
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
  • 100 Hazard Avenue Suite 101
    Enfield, CT 06082
Offers Video Medicine
Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Neurosurgery
HHC Institute
The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus - Main
81 Meriden Avenue
Southington, CT 06489
More Locations
  • 462 Queen Street Suite 201
    Southington, CT 06489
Offers Video Medicine

Spine Surgery Locations

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704 Hebron Avenue Suite 206
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Brain Surgery
Brain Tumors
Epilepsy
Neurovascular
Spine Surgery
Tri City Plaza
35 Talcottville Road Suite 5
Vernon, CT 06066
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Deep Brain Stimulation
Spine Surgery
Medical Office Building
435 Lewis Avenue Suite 103
Meriden, CT 06451
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Brain Tumors
Peripheral Nerve
Spine Surgery
Spine Wellness Center
300 Post Road West Suite 102
Westport, CT 06880
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Acupuncture
Diagnostic Testing
Dry Needling
Epidural Steroid Injections
General Neurology
Headache
Medication Management
Mindfulness and Meditation
Minimally-invasive Surgery
Nerve Blocks
Nerve Testing
Neuromuscular/Electromyography
Neurotrauma
Nutrition and Health Counseling
Pain Management
Physical Therapy
Radiofrequency Ablation
Reconstructive and Revision Spine Surgery
Reiki
Spine Surgery
Therapeutic Massage
Yoga
Medical Office Building
435 Lewis Avenue Suite 103
Meriden, CT 06451
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Brain Surgery
Peripheral Nerve
Spine Surgery
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280 South Main Street Suite 204
Cheshire, CT 06410
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Brain Tumors
General Neurology
Peripheral Nerve
Spine Surgery
190 Universal Drive North Suite 101
North Haven, CT 06473
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General Neurology
Neuroimmunology
Neuromuscular/Electromyography
Spine Surgery
2660 Main Street Suite 219
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Epilepsy
General Neurology
Movement Disorders
Nerve Testing
Neuromuscular/Electromyography
Neurotrauma
Spine Surgery
Vascular Neurology
190 Universal Drive North Suite 101
North Haven, CT 06473
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General Neurology
Neuroimmunology
Neuromuscular/Electromyography
Spine Surgery
One Towne Park Plaza
Norwich, CT 06360
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Botox
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumors
Epilepsy
General Neurology
Headache
Nerve Blocks
Neuroimmunology
Neuromuscular/Electromyography
Pain Management
Spine Surgery
Trigger Point Injections
Vascular Neurology

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