If you are looking for an expert spine doctor who is highly experienced in providing back surgery for patients with back problems, you will definitely want to come to our practice, Andrew Casden, MD. Dr. Casden specializes in surgical treatments of the spine including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative diseases of the spine. Our spine doctor also has expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery which is now often used in place of traditional spine surgery. However, should you need NYC spinal fusion, you want to see our spine doctor who is an expert in this procedure.
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is used when you need to have two or more vertebrae fused together in the lower back. This type of surgery is performed to stabilize the back and to help strengthen the back as well as to relieve pain. This type of surgery is major surgery, and will last for several hours. When you first come to our practice, our spine doctor will carefully assess your individual situation, and let you know which treatment option is the best for you. Your situation and treatment options will thoroughly be reviewed with you so you have a clear understanding of not only your diagnosis, but the treatment options available to you. Generally NYC spinal fusion surgery is performed as a last resort, once other treatment options have been tried but have been met with no success.
There are different ways of performing spinal fusion surgery. In one case, bone is taken from the pelvic bone or from a bone bank. The bone is used to help create new bone growth. Metal implants can also be used to hold the vertebrae together until new bone growth occurs between them. After surgery, will most likely need to remain in the hospital for several days. However, once you get home, bed rest is not generally needed for recovery. But, you will need to undergo physical therapy to help you to have a faster and smoother recovery. Our spine surgeon also specializes in: minimally invasive spinal surgery; disc replacement surgery; revision spinal surgery; treatment of degenerative spinal diseases; and treatment of scoliosis. For an appointment to meet with our spine doctor to see if you need NYC spinal fusion or a different type of treatment, contact us today.