With broad expertise and decades of experience, the specialists and surgeons who treat spine conditions at Portsmouth Regional Hospital provide you with the exceptional level of spine care they deliver to our Seacoast athletic teams. That means they spend time with you to learn about your overall health, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle, job requirements and expectations so they can best determine the safest, simplest and most appropriate treatment methods to fit your needs.

Minimally Invasive Means Getting Back on Your Feet Sooner

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our spine specialists and surgeons lead the Seacoast Region in using advanced surgical techniques to treat a wide range of spine conditions. For minimally invasive surgery, we insert a tiny camera on a thin tube through a small incision to reach the injured or diseased area. The camera projects detailed images onto a screen in the operating room so surgeons clearly see the precise location where they're working.

Today, our spine specialists and surgeons stabilize joints, decompress pinched nerves, fuse bones and correct deformities—all through a few small incisions that may easily fit in a space the size of a postage stamp. You benefit from:

  • Less pain and scarring because muscles don't need to be cut, retracted or moved to reach the spine
  • Faster recovery, including dramatically shorter hospital stays—typically ranging from less than a day to two days, instead of four or more days

Spine Surgery Options

While minimally invasive surgery may not be appropriate for every situation, our commitment to ongoing surgical advancements means even traditional surgeries produce less pain and faster recovery. Spine-related surgical services we offer include:

  • Spinal fusion and instrumentation
  • Disc replacement (arthroplasty)
  • Spine fracture treatments such as kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, which may be performed by a collaborating interventional radiologist on an outpatient basis
  • Nerve stimulation implants for pain management

Learn more about spine procedures in our online Health Library.

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Rehabilitation & Recovery

Support your recovery and regain function following spine, orthopedic or neurologic injury, damage, tumor or surgery by taking advantage of Portsmouth's extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Our compassionate clinicians, nurses and therapists deliver the expert care you need. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our services for pain management and integrative care. In addition, our sports medicine program helps you get back in the game as quickly as possible.