Non-Fusion Surgery

Board Certified Neurosurgeons & Minimally Invasive Spine Specialists located in Charleston & Ladson, SC

Traditional back surgery involves fusing the vertebral bones to stop painful movement. Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, of Seaside Spine Specialists in Charleston and Ladson, South Carolina, takes a different approach, offering non-fusion surgery. These procedures alleviate pain without affecting your spine’s mobility. Make an appointment with the experienced neurosurgeon by calling the office today or using the online booking button.


Non-Fusion Surgery Q & A

What is non-fusion surgery?

Non-fusion surgery refers to minimally invasive, motion sparing, spinal surgeries Dr. DAgostino performs to treat painful spine conditions. 

Traditional spine surgeries usually involve spinal fusion, which is when a surgeon uses titanium screws, rods and plates to join two or more vertebral bones together. Spinal fusion eases pain by stopping painful movements. However, it also limits spinal mobility. 

Dr. DAgostino is an experienced neurosurgeon focusing on non-fusion solutions as a primary means of solving painful conditions. He uses innovative techniques and devices to treat your condition without sacrificing movement. 

What are examples of non-fusion surgery?

Dr. DAgostino uses a number of tools and techniques for non-fusion surgery. Examples include:


      The Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure treats lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing in the lumbar spine that causes radiating back pain and difficulty walking. Vertiflex is a device Dr. DAgostino inserts into the spine to improve spacing and alleviate pressure on the nerves that cause pain.



Coflex is a titanium implant that treats moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis. Dr. DAgostino places the device in the spine to provide support and alleviate pain without affecting motion. 


Artificial cervical and lumbar disc replacement

For herniated discs and degenerative disc disease (DDD), Dr. DAgostino may recommend artificial cervical or lumbar disc replacement. These medical devices function like your natural intervertebral discs, restoring spinal structure and function. 


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

SCS uses mild electrical impulses to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Dr. DAgostino has been using SCS to treat chronic pain conditions for over 10 years. He works with many SCS companies, allowing him to customize treatments to match individual needs. 

When performing spinal surgery, Dr. DAgostino uses the least invasive techniques that give you the best possible outcomes. 

Can non-fusion surgery help my back pain?

Schedule a consultation at Seaside Spine Specialists to learn more about non-fusion surgery and how it can help your back or neck pain. Dr. DAgostino is well-versed in spinal disease and treatment options and can create a plan that benefits you and improves your quality of life.

With advances in surgical tools and techniques, spinal surgery is getting safer and more effective. Call Seaside Spine Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.