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Dr. Kleeman is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. He has devoted his career to the innovation and advancement of minimally invasive spine surgery. He is known internationally for his pioneering work on laparoscopic spine surgery and has served as presenter and faculty for spine courses hosted by The North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Cleveland Clinic. He was the founder of the New Hampshire Spine Institute which went on to become the New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute. His research interests have included minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial spinal disc replacement and alternative spinal fusion bone grafts including recombinant human DNA as well as adult stem cells.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Treatment Options

There are many options for treatment of back pain. The specific treatment depends on an
accurate diagnosis. When conservative treatment fails, surgical options are often discussed.

When it comes to surgery the goal should be to perform the procedure with the least disruption
of muscles by using smaller incisions and less removal of structural tissue without jeopardizing
the precision.

Two advances that have improved surgical outcomes are the development of minimally invasive
surgery and surgical navigation.

Learn about these techniques:

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