Dr. Kissel in operating room

Surgical Procedure List


  • Cervical Anterior Discectomy for decompression of herniated disc
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy for partial discectomy
  • Cervical Laminectomy for spinal stenosis
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Instrumentation for stabilization and reconstruction
  • Cervical procedures for tumors, trauma and infectious conditions
  • Thoracic spinal surgery for herniated disc, tumors, trauma and infectious conditions
  • Lumbar Laminectomy for spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy for herniated disc
  • Lumbar procedures for tumors, trauma and infectious conditions


  • Carpal Tunnel decompression at the wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression at the elbow
  • Peripheral nerve tumor resection


  • Craniotomy for resection of benign and malignant brain tumors
  • Trans-sphenoidal surgery for Pituitary gland tumors or lesions
  • Craniotomy for repair of vascular malformation or clipping of brain
  • Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for infection of the brain
  • Image guided brain biopsy and craniotomy for tumor or infection
  • Skull tumor resection
  • Repair of skull defect (crainioplasty)
  • Placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus
  • Microscopic and endoscopic surgery of the central nervous system
Phillip Kissel, M.D.

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