Tag: lumbar spinal fusion:

Does Lumbar Spinal Fusion work?

Spine technology continues to evolve,  despite the background debate on the cost and efficacy of spine surgery,  in general.  Since the early 2000’s,  the spine surgery community has been closely scrutinized by the government, and the payers of spine surgery services. While still being debated,  there is no question that the utilization of the lumbar […]

Your Chance of having spine surgery may depend on where you live.

As a practicing Spine Surgeon for more than 20 years,  I have had the great honor of witnessing tremendous changes in my field.  During my residency training in the late 1980’s,  spine surgery was about to begin a tremendous technology change. As we are now in 2015,  Newer,  safer,  faster diagnostic testing such as MRI’s, […]