Archive for September, 2011

I have recently performed a number of revision surgeries and find that results can be very rewarding to patients that have given up hope. Usually, there is a residual area of compression of the spinal nerves that must be released. This requires extensive testing and thought before embarking on another surgery. However, results can be gratifying.

I find it very gratifying to help patients that have had failed back surgery. Many can be helped with new technology and careful review of symptoms and physical examination. Last week, I performed five surgeries with excellent early outcomes . Patients should not give up hope.Please always bring your records of op operative reports or pain management treatments to your office visit. Many failed surgeries are the results of simple outpatient procedures that were never a reasonable options and doomed to failure . Be careful with unproven laser claims or other procedures that can not be validated with scientific studies!