It's only natural to feel uneasy about a complex procedure such as neurosurgery. Rest assured that at Lake Cumberland Neurosurgical Associates, you'll have a team of highly-skilled neurosurgeons beside you--every step of the way. Their vast experience in advanced procedures such as deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and spinal decompression therapy for back and neck pain helps patients achieve the best possible results.
Whenever possibly, our team performs minimally invasive procedures, allowing for small incisions and faster recovery times. From the moment of diagnosis through rehabilitation, it is reassuring to know you can find quality neurosurgical care and expertise so close to home.
At Lake Cumberland Neurosurgical Associates, we treat a wide range of neurosurgical conditions. Our team of expert neurosurgeons each provide expertise in the care and treatment of brain, spine and nerve disease using cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
As part of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, the neurosurgeons at Lake Cumberland Neurosurgical Associates utilize a new robotic guidance platform for spinal surgeries. The platform combines pre-operative planning tools, analytics, and 3D navigation, giving Lake Cumberland neurosurgeons greater accuracy during spinal surgeries. Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the region and just the third in the entire state to offer this technology.
Before entering the operating room, surgeons use the 3D planning functionality to plan an optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. Minimally invasive procedures with their smaller incisions can sometimes prove challenging to surgeons due to the limited view of a patient’s anatomy – this robotic technology helps to overcome this challenge by offering a 3D surgical plan that gives the surgeon information and visualization before the surgery starts.
This technology includes a camera arm and mechanical arms that guide the pre-planned trajectory and with surgical instruments attached to them, surgeons control the arm and the robot to perform the surgery with more accuracy and less invasiveness,. Using these robotic tools we can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods.
By utilizing this new platform, Lake Cumberland can continue to raise the bar on implant accuracy and precision during placement of bone screws. In addition to offering more minimally invasive surgery procedures with tiny incisions, these tools allow decreased chances of surgical site infections, offering less pain and blood loss for patients, and quicker recovery times.