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The Peggy Herman Neuroscience Center at Queen of the Valley Medical Center offers world-class spine care to residents of Napa County and surrounding areas, in a collaborative effort with the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco – a world leader in health care. By bringing together expert physicians, experienced nurses and highly skilled therapists, we provide complete back and spine care, including cervical spinal fusion, disc device implantation and minimally invasive spinal surgery. From physical therapy and pain management to surgery, our expert neurosurgeons and spine care teams can help you restore function and improve your quality of life.

Conditions Treated

Our board-certified neurosurgeons are highly experienced in all types of spine surgeries and use minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate. Minimally invasive procedures offer significant advantages over traditional surgeries, including smaller incisions, greater surgical precision, less tissue trauma, shorter hospital stays and less scarring.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Chiari malformations
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Degenerative back and neck disorders
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Lumbar and cervical disk replacements

Surgical Care

Our experienced surgeons offer the latest surgical options, including:

  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Artificial disk replacement
  • Cervical fusion
  • Corpectomy
  • Interlaminar stabilization
  • Interspinous fusion
  • Laminectomy/laminoplasty
  • Micro endoscopic posterior diskectomy
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Sclerosis surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fusion
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Non-surgical Therapies

  • Care from orthopedic-certified specialists
  • Classes and health education programs for groups and individuals
  • Disk biacuplasty (a treatment for damaged disks that uses heat to interrupt pain signals)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Inpatient, outpatient and in-home rehabilitation
  • Non-narcotic medications
  • Pain-relieving injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical and rehabilitation medicine (physiatry)
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Programs focused on rebuilding strength to return to work
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy, facet denervation and rhizotomy (injection procedures to quiet nerve pain)

Rehabilitation Services

We support safe and healthy recovery through a team approach to rehabilitative care. Our services include:

  • Inpatient, outpatient and in-home rehabilitation
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Care from orthopedic-certified specialists
  • Classes and health education programs for groups and individuals at Synergy Medical Fitness Center
  • Programs focused on rebuilding strength to return to work

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