The expert surgeons at Cedars-Sinai's Department of Neurosurgery take full advantage of the latest advances in microsurgery. The department's experienced surgeons have extensive training in this demanding and precise field.

In the broadest sense, microsurgery refers to any surgery performed under the magnification of a microscope. In relation to neurosurgery and spine surgery, microsurgery has allowed far more precision in many procedures, and has greatly expanded the range of procedures surgeons can perform safely and effectively.

Vastly improving our surgeons' ability to help patients, microsurgery allows surgeons to use special operating microscopes to more precisely repair or replace parts of the spine. Using the power of the operating microscope to magnify the area being worked on, the blood vessels and nerves in the spine can be carefully preserved. Microsurgery is often used for complex cancer and trauma cases.