Treatments Offered

Dr. David H. Segal, MD - Eastern Iowa Brain & Spine Surgery, PLLC

brain and spine

Dr. Segal treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the brain and spine. Using leading-edge technology and minimally invasive techniques such as microscopes, lasers, and focused radiation, Dr. Segal provides comprehensive care to surgical and non-surgical patients.

Brain Tumors: Metastases, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Lymphoma, Acoustic Neuromas, Pituitary Tumors

Spinal Conditions: Overview of Spinal Anatomy, Disc Prolapse, Degenerative Disc Disease, Brachialgia (Cervical Radiculopathy), Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Tumors, Infection, Trauma (Fractures, Dislocations, Instability), Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Facet Joint Pain,

Pain Syndromes: Occipital Neuralgia, Cervicogenic Headaches, Failed Back Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial or Head Pain, Phantom limb Pain, Post-Stroke Pain

Other Conditions: Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation, Benign Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri), Head Injury, Brain Malformations, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Degenerative Spinal Disease, Spinal Instability, Complex Pain Syndromes,

Other Procedures: Microneurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Approaches, XLIF, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Stereotatic Guided Brain Tumor Resection, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions, Microneurosurgery for Herniated Discs/Cervical and Lumbar, Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Minimally Invasive Fusions


One of Dr. Segal's most common minimally invasive surgeries is the XLIF seen in the videos below. Dr. Segal performs more XLIFs than any other surgeon in Iowa. The traditional approach for fusion surgeries exposes major blood vessels and requires a quite large incision. The XLIF approach only requires two very small incisions and does not expose any major blood vessels.

Below is a video demonstrating the procedure.

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