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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. McDonough is well known by surgeons and physicians in Texas for the innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques he uses for back and neck surgery. The latest techniques allow patients to recover faster and return to
their normal activities. Below are some devices he uses to correct spine deformities and injuries.

Spine Disc The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc

The PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc is an artificial disc replacement that gives patients suffering from the symptoms of degenerative cervical disc disease or acute unresolved cervical disc herniation a chance to maintain their pre-operative physiologic function and preserve motion in their necks.  For more information click here.    

Disc Spacer

The oval spacer fits between the spinous processes and the wings are designed to prevent the implant from moving. The X-STOP® IPD® Implant is designed to keep the space between your spinous processes open, so that when you stand upright the nerves in your back will not be pinched or cause pain. With the X-STOP® IPD® Implant in place, you should not need to bend forward to relieve your symptoms.  For more information click here.

Artificial Disc

ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement:

For Lower Back Pain 
The ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement has been determined to be safe and effective in the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level from L3 to S1.  The ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement surgery is intended to:

  • Remove the diseased disc
  • Restore disc normal height
  • Reduce discogenic pain
  • Provide the potential to preserve motion in the affected vertebral segment

Click here to go to the The ProDisc-L website