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What is Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM)?

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) is a cutting-edge medical technique used during surgery to monitor the nervous system, helping to reduce risks and improve outcomes.

Are you or a loved one preparing for a surgical procedure that involves IONM? Do you have questions about what it entails and how it works?

Click on the video below for an overview of IONM. 

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Additional Information

General IONM

Lumbar Surgery

Cervical Surgery

Craniotomy

Procedure Types

Neurosurgery

  • Skull-based Tumor Resection
  • Epilepsy Management
  • Fronto-temporal Tumor Resection
  • Intracranial Aneurysm Clipping
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Microvascular Cranial Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve
  • Posterior Fossa Tumor Resection
  • Tempero-parietal Tumor Resection
  • Supratentorial Tumor Resection
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Acoustic Neuroma Resection

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Leg-Lengthening Procedure
  • External Fixation
  • Total Hip Replacement, Primary Joint Replacement with Other Risk Factors, Revision, and Reconstruction

Spine Surgery

Cervical

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Corpectomy with Fusion and Instrumentation 
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
  • Odontoid Fracture
  • Laminoplasty

Thoracic

  • Anterior thoracic Interbody fusion and instrumentation 
  • Thoracic corpectomy with fusion and instrumentation 
  • Thoracic osteotomy
  • Thoracic laminectomy with or without fusion and instrumentation 
  • Spinal deformity correction 
  • Spinal cord tumor or AVM

Lumbar

  • Anterior lumbar Interbody Fusion or Disk replacement
  • Lumbar corpectomy with fusion and instrumentation 
  • Posterior Interbody Fusion – PLIF, TLIF
  • Posterior Lateral Fusion – Pedicle Screws
  • Lumbar laminectomy with fusion and instrumentation 
  • Spinal cord tumor or AVM 
  • Lateral (transpsoas) Interbody fusion – XLIF, DLIF, LLIF, etc.
  • All minimally invasive procedures

Sacral

  • Excision of tumor 
  • Myelomeningocele 
  • Release of tethered cord

Otolaryngology Surgery (ENT)

  • Acoustic Neuroma Resection
  • Facial Nerve Decompression
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Parotidectomy
  • Revision Mastoidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tympano-Mastoidectomy

Interventional Radiology

  • Embolization of Cerebral and Spinal Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Embolization of Traumatic Cavernous Sinus Fistula
  • Occlusion of Brain-Supplying Arteries
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
  • Spinal Angiography

Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Hypothermia
  • Correction of Coarctation
  • Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
ASNM Resources

Contact ASNM

If you have questions about our services or would like to speak with a member from our staff, please connect with us.

The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring
PO Box 1488
Warrenville, IL 60555

Phone:
(331) 248.1699
Email: asnm@affinity-strategies.com

Become A Member

Whether you’re a veteran in the field, a recent graduate, or still in school, we have the membership to connect you with the IONM field.  With almost 1,000 members from around the world, ASNM offers education, informative blogs and continuing medical education credits to keep you up-to-date with IONM news and progress.