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Back Surgery Specialist

Spine Solutions -  - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Spine Solutions

Orthopedic Spine Surgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL

Disabling back pain that persists despite every effort to treat it might require surgery. If you’re considering back surgery, Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, at Spine Solutions in Hollywood, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables, Florida, can help. They excel in using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technologies to perform advanced surgeries that can get you back on your feet. To book an appointment, call the office nearest you or use the online form today.

Back Surgery Q&A

Why might I need back surgery?

Back surgery might be advisable if you have a back problem that has a significant impact on your well-being and there are no alternatives available.

Most people who have back pain benefit from conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, hot and cold compresses, and activity modification. However, in some cases, these approaches don’t fully address the problem.

Spine Solutions provides other, advanced treatment options for persistent back pain, including stem cell therapy, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and neuromodulation. Only when these methods are unsuccessful does back surgery become an option.

What conditions can back surgery treat?

Back surgery can potentially treat any condition affecting your spine and the surrounding tissue. Some of the conditions Spine Solutions specializes in treating include:

  • Spinal tumors and cancer
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Craniocervical instability
  • Myelopathy
  • Spinal cord injury

The team also has extensive experience diagnosing and treating rare disorders of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis and Chiari malformation.

What does back surgery involve?

Spine Solutions performs many back surgeries using minimally invasive techniques that cause far less tissue damage.

Minimally invasive techniques involve the use of retractors, instruments that make a channel down to your spine by pushing soft tissue to the side. Your surgeon might also use an endoscopic instrument that provides video images of the surgery site for the team to view.

Spine Solutions also uses state-of-the-art robotic surgery and guidance systems to offer patients the ultimate in minimally invasive spine surgery.

What kind of back surgery might I need?

Discectomy is one of the most common types of back surgery. It involves removing an entire disc, while microdiscectomy takes away just the damaged or protruding parts of the disc. Following discectomy, the spine needs stabilizing.

Spine Solutions uses artificial disc replacements, including cutting-edge prosthetics that offer a more natural range of spinal motion.

Other back surgeries include laminectomy, laminotomy, and foraminotomy, which all involve removing tissue from the spine to make more room for your nerves.

To find out more about the back surgery options available, call Spine Solutions or book an appointment online today.