Spine Surgery

Neurosurgeons Work With Patients To Design A Treatment Plan

Due to our high staff-to-patient ratio, Northwest Specialty Hospital focuses on compassionate, individualized care. Our neurosurgeons work with you to design the best treatment plan to suit your specific needs. We also understand that the prospect of neurosurgery can be quite frightening. Our doctors and neurosurgery team will educate you as to what to expect before, during, and after a particular procedure. In addition, our facility features a relaxing, peaceful environment, with large rooms and a focus on your privacy.

Numerous Types of Surgery Available in North Idaho From Northwest Specialty Hospital’s Neurosurgeons

Our neurosurgeons perform complex spinal surgery, such as ACDF, laminectomy, microdiscectomy, and spinal fusion. Through ACDF, neurosurgeons remove damaged discs, decompress nerves, and insert grafts in the neck in order to relieve severe neck and arm pain, numbness and weakness. During a spinal fusion procedure, the neurosurgeon places bone grafts between spinal vertebrae in order to stop motion between the discs and relieve the discomfort typical in patients diagnosed with lumbar disc disease.

Minimally invasive microdiscectomy is a procedure in which the neurosurgeon can remove part of a spinal disc that is pinching or pressing on nearby nerves with much less trauma to the surrounding muscles. This usually leads to a quicker, less-painful recovery period. During laminectomy, or spinal decompression, the neurosurgeon enlarges your spinal canal to lessen pressure on the spinal cord or surrounding nerves.

In addition to these spinal procedures, Northwest Specialty Hospital’s neurosurgeons perform minimally-invasive microscopic neurosurgery, minimally-invasive sacroiliac joint surgery, carpal tunnel repair, cranial surgery on both malignant and benign brain tumors, neurosurgical trauma surgery, and computerized stereotactic guided brain surgery.

Contact us today to make an appointment to meet with a neurosurgeon at Northwest Specialty Hospital.

Axis Spine

Daniel Blizzard

M.D.

Dr. Daniel J. Blizzard is a fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon specializing in comprehensive spinal surgical care ranging from minimally-invasive and motion-sparing techniques, to...

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Roland Kent

M.D.

Dr. Roland S. Kent is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. Fellowship training is the highest level of training available for spine surgical...

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Ashley Lammers

PA-C

Ashley Lammers is a Physician Assistant with experience in both Neurosurgery and Pulmonology. She earned her bachelors degree from Ohio University and...

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Patricia Vieth

PA-C

Patricia Vieth, PA C received her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in 2007. She is board certified...

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Coeur D Alene Spine & Brain

Jeffrey Larson

M.D., FAANS

Jeffrey J. Larson, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Larson received his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and a...

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Inland Northwest Spine

Douglas Blaty

D.O.

Dr. Doug Blaty is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques. His approach to spine care is...

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Bret Dirks

M.D., FAANS

Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, I feel very fortunate to be able to return to the area and practice here. My...

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