At Inland Northwest Spine and Neurosurgery, we offer many non-surgical treatment options. In fact, the most common treatment options we offer and suggest to the majority of new patients is non-surgical. Some of these treatments include spine injections, referrals to physical therapy or chiropractic professionals, or advice and education on maintaining appropriate spine health.
We offer true minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) options for our patients. In order to perform effective minimally invasive spine surgery, this requires specialized training, equipment, and experience. When utilized and performed correctly, this allows patients to undergo surgery in a way that minimizes soft tissue disruption and spares key spine structures. The result is less pain after surgery, faster recovery, and less long-term complications.
Not only are there many spine conditions that exist, every patient is different and should be treated in a unique way. At Inland Northwest Spine and Neurosurgery, we offer an array of surgical techniques to treat each patient. In some cases, each spine condition can be surgically treated in several different ways, allowing us to individualize treatment plans based on specific patient needs and complaints.
Dr. Bret Dirks has practiced neurosurgery in the Inland Northwest for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1988, and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1994. Board Certified in Neurological Surgery, Dr. Dirks performs surgery at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, ID.
Dr. Doug Blaty returns to North Idaho as a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques. His approach to spine care is based on the philosophy that every patient has a unique problem, and treatment should be focused on each individual’s specific complaints and symptoms.
Inland Northwest Spine & Neurosurgery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho offers Board-Certified Neurosurgeons that use state-of-the-art surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures for your complete spine health. Dr. Bret Dirks and Dr. Doug Blaty are North Idaho’s choice for minimally invasive spine surgery, offering less-invasive treatment options with better results. Minimally invasive spine & neurosurgery also offers faster recovery from surgery with less infection, medications, rehabilitation and hospitalization.