If you have already undergone spinal surgery, then you probably already know about the complexities of the process. There are a number of benefits to going through surgery when you need it, but there are also a number of risks. Surgery is only recommended after other methods of treatment are exhausted. However, in the case of revision spine surgery, it may not be able to be avoided.
Revision spine surgery is much more difficult and complicated and should only be done by surgeons who are fellowship trained and dedicate their practice to spine surgery. Dr. Rovner has extensive experience in all aspects of revision spine surgery from the most basic to the most complex.
Reasons for Revision Surgery
There are a number of reasons why a patient may need to undergo revision surgery. This is a surgery that follows a prior surgery that has not had the desired effect. Here are a few of the different reasons why a person might need revision spine surgery.
- Improper healing of the spine after previous surgery
- Improper placement of spinal implants in previous surgery
- After discectomy, another disc becomes herniated
- Disc degeneration worsened since previous surgery took place
- Spine is still unstable
- Surgical area has become infected
- Original diagnosis was incorrect
At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, we use only the best technology and procedures with the least invasive surgeries possible so that revision surgeries are more likely to fix your problem completely and permanently. This is because revision surgeries can be even more complex than prior surgeries, due to the added presence of scar tissue and compromised bone.
About Dr. Rovner
Dr. Joshua Rovner, a board-certified spinal surgeon, will always be available to assist you throughout the process. He will help you choose your treatment plan and support you as you recover through physical therapy and other aspects of your treatment plan. For more information about spinal surgery from Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics or to request a consultation with Dr. Rovner, contact us today at (201) 227-1299.