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Dr. David H. Segal, MD - Eastern Iowa Brain & Spine Surgery, PLLC

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Eastern Iowa Brain and Spine Surgery, PLLC offers comprehensive neurosurgical services in Eastern Iowa. Dr. David H. Segal, M.D. is board certified in neurosurgery and trained in the latest, cutting-edge technology. Dr. Segal has brain and spine neurosurgical privileges at both Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are also now seeing patients in Manchester, Iowa. All surgeries are still performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Neurosurgery is a specialty of surgery for the treatment of both brain and spine disorders. Neurosurgeons train for seven years after medical school in residency, educated in both brain and spine problems.

Eastern Iowa Brain and Spine Surgery provides both the operative and non-operative management of patients and includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of surgical disorders of the neurological system. We emphasize initial conservative treatment in those appropriate conditions. This is particularly true of spinal disorders but a conservative approach to many brain maladies is equally appropriate. However, if conservative measures fail, we are ready with state-of-the-art surgery.

 

Minimally Invasive Approaches

XLIF

Dr. Segal specializes in state-of-the-art spinal surgery as well as brain surgery. One of his specialties is the new breed of spinal fusion surgeries. These advancements in spinal surgery provide a minimally invasive approach to spinal cord procedures such as spinal fusions. These minimally invasive procedures require much less recovery time than their more traditional counterparts. Many minimally invasive procedures only require six weeks for full recovery opposed to six months required for a more traditional approach. One of these such surgeries is called an XLIF. Dr. Segal performs the most XLIFs in the state of Iowa. Please visit our Treatments Offered page for more detail.

Below is a Healthwise Special featuring Dr. Segal and the XLIF procedure. This video explains what makes the XLIF much less invasive than a traditional spinal fusion. All of Dr. Segal's minimally invasive procedures follow this same principal.

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