Revision Spine Surgery

What is Revision Spine Surgery?

Revision spine surgery refers to a surgical procedure that is used to correct or improve a previous surgical intervention.

These days, the options for spine surgery are state-of-the-art. Spine surgery once required large incisions, unavoidable damage to the surrounding tissues, and many, many months of recovery. Current methods allow for smaller incisions, same day surgeries, and shorter recovery times. Today’s surgical techniques are increasingly focused, minimally invasive, and effective.

Despite all of these advances, however, no surgical procedure is known to be 100% effective. Sometimes, spine surgeries do not rectify all of the symptoms that one is facing… Or even worse… They aggravate the original problem. If you have undergone a spine procedure, and are still continuing to experience distressing symptoms, you may need a revision spine surgery to correct the problem.

There are many possible reasons why an initial spine surgery may be unsuccessful. One of these reasons involves an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis from your provider. Many spine conditions have similar signs or symptoms, which unfortunately, does not aid in diagnosis. In addition, imaging techniques are not always 100% successful in picking up the problem. As a result, a patient may undergo a surgery that doesn’t actually address the condition that’s causing their pain!

Other factors that may result in the need for revision spine surgery include:

If you are experiencing continued pain from a failed back surgery, then revision spine surgery may be the right treatment for you. The type of surgery required, however, will depend upon a careful diagnosis and review of your medical history. The team at NYC Spine is here to help you navigate this process. Our compassionate professionals will work one-on-one with you to evaluate your situation and provide options that you trust for back pain relief. Contact NYC Spine today to receive the recovery that you’ve always deserved!

What are the Benefits of Revision Spine Surgery?

Although most people do not want to hear the word “surgery” after previously having undergone a failed surgical procedure, there are several benefits to choosing revision spine surgery. In fact, revision spine surgery may actually be required to combat your troubling symptoms. Some of the benefits of revision spine surgery include:

Dr. Frazier of NYC Spine is a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon who has specialized in revision spine surgery for over 20 years. Fully versed in the latest and most minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Frazier will work diligently with you to locate the source of your pain and resolve it. If revision spine surgery is what your condition requires, then you can trust Dr. Frazier to design a treatment plan that delivers permanent relief from your symptoms.

Do I Qualify for Revision Spine Surgery?

If you have previously undergone a failed neck or back surgery, then revision spine surgery may be a suitable treatment for you. Consult with a physician to review your medical history and evaluate your current medical status. If medication, physical therapy, or conservative therapies (such as acupuncture or chiropractic care) are still not working for you, then revision spine surgery is often the best route.

Revision spine surgery may not always be the right path for everyone, however. If you are experiencing an infection at the incision site, a major medical issue like congestive heart failure, or if you have an allergy to any of the surgical medications or materials that are used during the procedure, then you may not be a candidate for revision spine surgery. Consult with your physician to identify alternative options for pain relief.

Regardless of your situation, contact NYC Spine today to fully discuss all of your treatment options. With over 20 years of experiencing in delivering pain relief, Dr. Frazier and his team of spine specialists will work tirelessly to help you break free of painful symptoms!

Meet Dr. Daveed Frazier

Dr. Frazier is a Harvard-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He’s held an academic appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York’s SUNY Downstate. Dr. Frazier is also a respected lecturer, accomplished researcher, published author on spine disorders and treatment, and a consultant for several international spine companies.

After completing his undergraduate education at Brown University, Dr. Frazier attended Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude. He completed a Harvard internship based at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a Harvard combined residency before becoming chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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