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Spinal Fusion Surgery
Find the Solution to Your Back Pain with a World-Renowned Spinal Surgeon
Many back surgeries incorporate spinal fusion in some form. The goal of spinal fusion surgery is to ease the pain of spinal degeneration by joining two or more vertebrae together and stabilizing the spine. While this procedure can limit a person’s mobility, the benefits outweigh the costs if it means stopping the spine from degeneration and causing more intense back pain.
Dr. Robert S. Biscup is a leading expert in spinal surgery. He is familiar with the most cutting-edge spinal fusion techniques, including minimally-invasive approaches. If your medical provider has recommended spinal fusion surgery, schedule an appointment at Biscup Spine for a second opinion and to learn about all of the options for spinal fusion. We offer free MRI review.
Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
Percutaneous spinal fusion is a minimally-invasive approach to spinal fusion. It involves using various types of screws, rods, and plates to join vertebrae together. The procedure is very safe and has a high success rate. One of the main criticisms is that the rods and screws are sometimes visible under the skin. However, once the fusion is stable, the rods and screws can potentially be removed.
Percutaneous spinal fusion is a potential treatment for:
- Facet arthritis
- Failed back surgery
- Spinal instability
- Spinal fractures
- Recurrent disc herniation
This procedure is technically demanding, which is why not all hospitals and clinics offer this minimally-invasive version of spinal fusion. Dr. Robert S. Biscup, however, has more than 30 years performing spinal surgery and has performed countless successful percutaneous spinal fusions.
Spinal Fusion With & Without Instrumentation
There are two approaches to spinal fusion: with and without instrumentation. With instrumentation involves the use of screws and other devices to hold the vertebrae together, whereas without instrumentation makes use of synthetic bone grafts and stem cells.
Currently, spinal fusion with instrumentation has the highest success rate at 90%, but there is still disagreement among spinal surgeons on which procedure is best. At Biscup Spine, we will thoroughly evaluate your condition and go over the risks and benefits of both before helping you make a final decision.
Contact Biscup Spine online today or call (800) 533-7313 to arrange an appointment and start working one-on-one with a highly skilled spinal surgeon..