Neurosurgery & Spine Care
Henry Ford Allegiance Neurosurgery combines experience and expertise to diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system, involving the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Henry Ford Allegiance Neurosurgery also provides management and services for conditions such as:
- Cervical and lumbar disc herniations
- Traumatic injuries to the brain and spine
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Compression fractures of the spine
Our highly skilled neurosurgeons are experienced in the newest, safest and most effective technology for minimally invasive procedures, as well as with traditional open surgery. They will discuss all appropriate treatment choices with you, including non-surgical options, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome and improving your quality of life.
Combining Surgical Skill with Advanced Technology
Henry Ford Allegiance neurosurgeons combine their experience and expertise with the advantages of leading edge technology to improve precision, safety and patient outcomes.
For example, Henry Ford Allegiance Health recently installed new, highly advanced equipment to provide even more exacting precision in neurosurgery: the Medtronic StealthStation S7 for neurosurgery navigation and the O-Arm MultiDimensional Surgical Imaging System.
The technology is designed for use in spine, orthopedic and trauma-related surgeries. It provides real-time imaging of a patient’s anatomy during surgery with high-quality images and a large field of view in both two and three dimensions. The improved visualization allows surgeons to complete complex minimally invasive procedures and confirm surgical accuracy—including the precise placement of screws and rods—before the patient leaves the operating room. The equipment also greatly reduces radiation exposure to staff.
BCBS Blue Distinction Center+
Henry Ford Allegiance Health is proud to have been recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery. Hospitals who have achieved this distinction have a proven track-record for delivering better results – including fewer complications and readmissions – than other hospitals.
Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable health care. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria are displayed onwww.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.