The Neurospine Center at St. Vincent's Birmingham is a highly specialized facility dedicated to patients in need of neurosurgical and interventional pain procedures. The Center sets the standard for excellence in the surgical and interventional treatment of the spine and other related conditions.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery at St. Vincent's

St. Vincent's Birmingham is the first hospital in the state of Alabama to offer minimally invasive spine surgery using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System.

If you are one of the many who suffer from a debilitating spinal condition such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis or spondylolisthesis, you may be a candidate for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance. This state of the art technology guides the surgeon's tools during minimally invasive spine surgery to ensure high levels of accuracy.

The benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery include:
Preservation of surrounding healthy tissue
Fewer complications
Less blood loss
Minimal scarring
Less pain
Faster recovery
Quicker return to daily life

We are proud to offer the latest technology to our patients. To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery or for a referral call Dial-A-Nurse at 205-939-7878.

UPDATE: We''ve had questions about the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis in other states linked to steroid epidural injections.

Here are a few facts:

*There have been no cases of fungal meningitis linked to epidural steroid injections in Alabama, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
*Contaminated product from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., which is related to the recent outbreak, was not distributed to health care facilities in Alabama, reports the Alabama Department of Public Health.
*St. Vincent''s does not purchase epidural steroid injections from the company linked to the outbreak.
*St. Vincent''s does not use the type of steroid involved in the outbreak for steroid epidural injections.

We encourage everyone to be involved in their healthcare decisions and to be well-informed. If you have any questions, please call Dial-A-Nurse at 205/939-7878 or your physician''s office.

For CDC information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html.