• Indirect Decompression/Stablelink or Aurora

    Indirect Decompression/Stablelink or Aurora

    This device and procedure is designed to provide spinal fixation in lumbar fusion procedures, including the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, and trauma. The device is placed between the spinous processes, away from the neural elements including the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The implant is placed through a 2-4 inch incision using a precision guided inserter. Additional bone is removed as needed to create the required space. These devices are implanted to alleviate the compressed nerves and spinal canal. This allows increased blood flow to these spinal structures removing pain and restoring ambulatory function within weeks. Stablelink/Aurora also uses fusion techniques with a bone matrix thereby fusing the decompressed areas in position.


Years of Experience




Surgeries Performed
"After years of suffering from cluster headaches and finding no solutions from nearly every medical specialty, Dr. Smith instantly identified the source of my pain and worked with me to develop a plan of action. I can now enjoy the outdoor activities, like hiking, that I had stopped doing."
Rebecca R.
"I love to garden but the arthritis in my hands made a former joy too painful. Dr. Smith, working closely with my rheumatologist, made sure that my pain was resolved. I am now back in the garden."
Gwen O.
"Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Thompson have been a good, if not great, experience for me. I have had difficult and long [term] problems. Both of them do this job because they care deeply. [They] both show me their first desire is to help me live a functional life with this chronic pain."
"I was totally disabled and unable to work to support my family because of back pain after an injury at work. Dr. Smith put me in a stepwise program to try different approaches on a trial basis to see what worked best for me. He patiently laid out the options and helped me to make choices that have now resulted in my being pain free for almost a year."
Robert J.

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