Laurie Rice-Wyllie, RN, APN-C
Microsurgical Nurse Practitioner
Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
Chicago, IL

About Laurie Rice-Wyllie, RN, APN-C

Laurie Rice-Wyllie is a microsurgical nurse practitioner with over ten years of neurosurgery experience. She currently works with Richard G. Fessler, MD, a spine surgeon with Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch. Laurie began her nursing education at Indiana University and completed her Master and Nurse Practitioner degree at Loyola University at Chicago. She is an author, lecturer, and researcher.

Articles Written by Laurie Rice-Wyllie, RN, APN-C

Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Back pain and sciatica may result from a herniated disc. Learn what happens when a disc ruptures and what non-surgical and surgical treatments are available.

Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

This article gives a step-by-step overview of what happens during lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, which is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure used to treat herniated discs.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Lumbar Discectomy

Post operative care and what to expect at home following a Micro Endoscopic Discectomy (MED) procedure for treatment of a herniated disc.

Vertebroplasty: A Case Study

Compression fractures (osteoporosis) may be treated using a procedure called vertebroplasty. This article helps patients to know what to expect and includes a case study.

Financial Disclosures

SpineUniverse, a Remedy Health Media, LLC website, is committed to ensuring that the medical information it presents is accurate, balanced, objective, and trustworthy.

To help achieve this goal, SpineUniverse requires all authors, editors, and reviewers to disclose any financial relationships or affiliations they have with companies whose products or services may be mentioned in the content they author, edit, or review.

The intent of this policy is to identify any perceived, potential, or real conflicts of interest so that readers can make their own judgments about the value of information being presented.

This author has not yet submitted a Financial and Other Disclosures form.