Andrew Casden, MD is your go-to NYC spine surgeon. Dr. Casden is Board Certified and has a wealth of experience in both traditional and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Casden treats both children and adults from the Mount Sinai Medical Center. When you come in for treatment you will immediately notice Dr. Casden’s comprehensive approach. You will also notice how each patient’s needs, lifestyle and expectations are taken into consideration. All of this goes into the careful and caring treatment of each patient, as the most conservative. Whether you are coming in for disc replacement, spinal fusion or herniated disc surgery, Dr. Casden (named a Top Doctor by US News and one of New York’s Best Doctors by New York Magazine) is your go-to NYC spine surgeon.
Herniated disc surgery is one of the many specialties of Dr. Casden. A herniated disc is when there is a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that make up your spine. Sometimes called a slipped disc, or ruptured discs, a herniated disc can irritate the nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. Surgery on a herniated disc is needed if the pain and numbness persists. If the patient is having prolonged trouble with standing or walking, and other treatment methods have not helped to alleviate these symptoms, then surgery with our trusted NYC spine surgeon may be necessary.
Dr. Casden may choose to remove just the protruding portion of the disc, but in some cases the entire disc needs to be removed. In cases where the disc must be removed, metal hardware will provide the necessary stability to the patients spine. With a minimally invasive treatment Dr. Casden is able to remove the pieces of the disc that are causing the pressure on the nerve. The pain relief for the patient is almost immediate and often the patient is able to leave the hospital the same day as the surgery.
Dr. Casden prides himself on his ability to treat herniated discs in a conservative yet effective manner. Even when surgery is needed the minimally invasive, microdiscectomy, allows our NYC spine surgeon to operate completely and safely, and allow the patient to heal faster. If you or a loved one is experiencing the chronic pain, numbness, sleepless nights, and/or difficulty walking associated with herniated spinal discs, make an appointment to see Andrew Casden, MD as soon as possible.