Have you been suffering from back pain and have been told that you may be needing spinal fusion surgery? When you are looking for an expert spine doctor who is highly experienced in providing this type of surgical care, you will want to come to our practice, Andrew Casden, MD. Our New York City spinal fusion doctor specializes in spinal fusion as well as many other types of spine care procedures.
Dr. Casden specializes in the treatment of herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disease of the spine. He also has extensive experience in working with both children and adults patients who have spinal deformity. Dr. Casden is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, which can now be used to treat many different conditions. Our spine doctor will review your entire situation including your lifestyle and expectations, in order to come up with the proper treatment that is best for you. Sometimes it is determined that the best treatment is New York City is spinal fusion.
When a patient has lumbar spinal fusion, two or more vertebrae, in the lower portion of the back, are fused together. This is major surgery that will last for several hours and is performed in a hospital setting. The patient is under general anesthesia There are also different options regarding how the spinal fusion surgery is performed. Our expert spine doctor will discuss which the best way to proceed with your particular situation is. In one option, bone is taken from the pelvic bone or from a bone bank, and is used to make a bridge between the vertebrae. Other times, metal implants are used to hold the vertebrae together until the new bone grows. After New York City spinal fusion, you will need to be hospitalized for several days. However, when you get home you do not generally need to have bed rest. Spinal fusion can be done by itself or in combination with other back surgery which will remove bone and tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal. It is sometimes also done as a follow-up surgery after other back surgery has been performed. Spinal fusion is used to treat fractures, age-related problems of the spine, and spinal stenosis. Spinal fusion may be needed in order to keep the spine stable following an injury or other spine problem.