Category: Surgical:

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Repeat Surgery After Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Traditionally,  spinal surgery  had a bad reputation.  But,  epidemiological studies have demonstrated efficacy of certain procedures.  Recent analysis of the SPORT data indicates that for a matched population of patients with symptomatic disk herniations  there are better long term outcomes for the surgical patient. Still,  there is the constant fear of spinal surgery leading to additional […]

Artificial Disk Replacement

  Have you been told you need an Artificial Disk Replacement?  Usually,  it means you have had neck or back pain, and have not improved with conservative treatments.  Assuming you have had appropriate treatments, but still have significant pain, artificial disk replacement may be an option for you. But,  there are certain questions you need […]

Laser and Back Surgery

What the deal with laser and back surgery? This is a common question we are asked by patients. Our answer to this question is “not much” . The laser is a tool that has been used in surgery for over 35 years. Many associate the use of the laser as ultimate fix all as its […]

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