Spinal fusion is a type of surgery that involves fusing together two vertebrae in order to correct spinal deformities or increase spinal stability. It is a procedure that can be done in both a minimally invasive and traditional manner, depending on the severity of the condition to be treated. Spinal fusion has been performed and perfected over the years, and is an extremely safe type of surgery that can significantly improve a person’s quality of life if they are suffering from spinal instability or a spinal deformity. Dr. Todd Gravori, director of ProMed SPINE in Los Angeles, and his team of expert, board-certified surgeons are specialists in vertebrae fusion surgery, and other procedures such as microdiscectomy procedures, in Valencia, Beverly Hills, and Encino.
Vertebrae Fusion Surgery Valencia
Dr. Gravori’s practice philosophy is that surgery should always be done as the very last resort. Before trying surgery, he will first attempt conservative treatments to see if they can manage your spinal problems and back or neck pain. When conservative treatments fail to manage symptoms appropriately, then spinal surgery will be considered. Spinal surgery should only be done when a root cause of your back pain can be definitively pinpointed, so that surgery is effective and future corrective surgeries are not necessary. Dr. Gravori takes utmost care in performing accurate diagnoses and creating custom treatment plans that work best for his patients.
Vertebrae fusion surgery can often be done in a minimally invasive manner that involves much less recovery time and post-operative pain than other types of surgery. Traditional open back surgery can often result in long recovery times and post-operative pain because of the long incisions and cutting of muscles that is necessary in order to reach and view the spine. With minimally invasive surgery, an endoscope is used that allows the surgeon to view the spine through a small incision and perform accurate, efficient surgery.
Next, read about Minimally Invasive Microdecompression.