Since 1996, when Drs. Warren Parker and Richard Harper published the article ”Cervical Radiculopathy Treated Surgically on an Outpatient Basis” in the Journal of Neurosurgery, July 1997, outpatient treatment for cervical disc disease has become routine. Estimates are that with the exception of cases involving fractures, tumors or spinal cord compressions as many as 95 percent of cervical radiculopathies (neck and arm pain) can be treated on an outpatient basis. Patients generally go home three to four hours after the procedure.
The Neurosurgical Group of Texas has continued to transform spinal microsurgery through the combination of up-to-date imaging technology and the most advanced micro-techniques. These techniques have translated to minimally invasive spinal fusions for those patients with more complex spine disorders. The same commitment to quality outcomes and patient satisfaction informs every aspect of the practice. The Group is also becoming known for its innovations in medical practice management, achieving greater cost efficiencies while delivering high quality, highly personalized patient care.