A renowned board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Casden is experienced in both traditional and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. His comprehensive approach takes each patient’s lifestyle and expectations into consideration, and his approach focuses on offering the most sensible treatment options. Named a Top Doctor by US News and one of New York’s Best Doctors by New York Magazine, Dr. Casden, the best spine surgeon in Westchester, treats both children and adults. He is the Chief of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery at White Plains Hospital. His full compliment of services include minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc replacement, revision spinal surgery, spinal fusion, scoliosis, and treatment of degenerative spinal diseases including herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
Dr. Casden, the best spine surgeon in Westchester, treats a myriad of spinal conditions surgically as well as non-surgically. While surgery may be required, Dr. Casden also works closely with the physiatrist in his office in order to prescribe a non-surgical treatment that can be highly effective at relieving patient symptoms. Non-operative treatment, including epidural injections, are performed in his office by the physiatrist. A physiatrist practices in the field of physiatry, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation, which is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease primarily using “physical” means, such as physical therapy and medications. A physiatrist’s treatment focuses on helping the patient become as functional and pain-free as possible in order to participate in and enjoy life as fully as possible. Dr. Casden’s approach also focuses on thorough consultations with the patient as well as other physicians in order to personalize a treatment plan.
For many patients, Dr. Casden, the best spine surgeon in Westchester, believes that non-operative care such as exercise, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and alteration of certain daily activities, will eliminate or reduce the pain significantly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary and new minimally invasive techniques used by Dr. Casden permit a faster recovery and return to normal activity. These techniques include the X lift procedure, where a device is inserted into the spine from the side. Alternatively, a minimally invasive TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) may be a better choice. In certain cases, a disc replacement may be considered. In some situations the fusion is done from the front of the spine (called an anterior spinal fusion). If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of degenerative disease of the spine or have any back and neck discomfort, call us today for an appointment with our highly skilled and experienced doctor today.