Archive for September, 2010

I find too many patient do not know the details about what surgery was performed. More importantly, their expectation are not well defined before surgery. I see great success with less invasive neck and back surgery but these procedures do not completely cure all pain. I feel maintenance care by a dedicated team help with this issue. Recently, Dr Blau has been a great addition.

Patients should now know that cervical ie. neck surgery can be performed through one inch incision with rapid recovery. I have developed a team approach that has allowed this kind of result. In addition, the post-operative team now includes Dr Blau with additional expertise. Every patients should consider meeting several experts working together to make sure that surgery is last resort and that there are physicians that can make a difference should surgery become necessary.