Hybrid Spine Surgery | Virginia Spine Institute

Hybrid Spine Surgery

A Dual Procedure with the Most Effective Outcome

Hybrid spine surgery is an innovative surgical technique option for patients that need more than one degenerative disc level treated. This procedure joins the stability of a spinal fusion with the mobility of an artificial disc replacement. The surgeons at the Virginia Spine Institute were the first in the Nation to perform this surgery.

This modern treatment is focused to resolve pain and get you back your quality of life.

Benefits of Hybrid Spine Surgery

  • Motion preservation
  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Restores proper height lost from degenerative disc
  • Able to use 2 different devices to give the patient the best outcome

Hybrid Spine Surgery FAQ

What is Hybrid Spine Surgery?

Hybrid spine surgery is a customized approach to spine surgery that combines two types of treatment: motion-preserving disc replacement and minimally-invasive spinal fusion.

Artificial disc replacements are used to replace herniated discs that cause pressure on the spinal cord, while spinal fusions are implemented when degenerative discs cause instability within the spine.

What are the benefits of Hybrid Spine Surgery?

As a minimally invasive procedure, the ultimate goal of hybrid spine surgery is to preserve normal motion and function of the spine, while maintaining stability.

Additionally, this surgery decreases stress on nearby healthy discs, reducing stress to other discs and joints.

How long is the hospital stay for hybrid spine surgery?

The typical hospitalization is one overnight stay in the hospital.

What are my limitations after hybrid spine surgery?

One component of a hybrid surgery is a spinal fusion, therefore we do have you follow typical post-fusion protocol but will go into further detail during your pre-operative appointment.

Meet Our Spinal Surgeons

Dr. Thomas Schuler I Spine Surgeon

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Dr. Christopher Good I Spine Surgeon

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Colin Haines I Spine Surgeon

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Director of Research

Dr. Ehsan Jazini I Spine Surgeon

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20 years to get treatment at
Virginia Spine Institute!”


– Salvia G.

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