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How We’re Different:

If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]


Read Dr. Schiffer's detailed descriptions of each spinal surgery operation he performs including the Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy and Endoscopic Back Surgery.

Cervical (Neck) Surgery Procedures > 

Indications: Neck and arm pain, and weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands.

Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy (CED)

CED is an outpatient surgical procedure to remove herniated disc material from the neck. It has been performed in Europe successfully since 1991. I studied with Dr. Jacque Theron, who pioneered the procedure in Europe, and I began performing the procedure in 1994... more

Anterior Cervical Discectomy (ACD)

This operation is reserved for only those patients that have large bone spurs and no x-ray evidence of neck instability. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It is an "open" surgery procedure performed by making a small incision anteriorly in a skin crease. The disc and bone spurs are completely removed using an operating microscope... more

Lumbar (Back) Surgery Procedures > 

Indications: Lower back pain, sciatica, and pain, weakness, numbing or or tingling in the legs or feet.

Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy (LED)

LED is an outpatient surgical procedure to remove herniated disc material from the spine. An anesthesiologist provides intravenous sedation. The surgeon also uses local anesthesia. With the help of x-ray guidance and video endoscope, a 3 mm probe is inserted through the skin into the disc. The herniation is then removed with a specially designed new instrument that suctions the disc and also safely blasts it with a powerful jet of water, which liquifies the disc enabling the surgeon to sculpt inside the protruded portion of the disc. The portion of the disc that is removed is approximately 10 to 15% of the total volume of the disc. The rest of the disc is left intact. The incision in the skin is very small in comparison to large incisions required for open surgery. We also use a video endoscope, which allows the surgeon to see inside the body... more

Interspinous Process Decompression (X-STOP)

The placement of an interior spine process spacer, a minimally invasive procedure to relieve the symptoms of 1) lumbar spinal stenosis and/or 2) First degree spondylolisthesis... more