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Morbid Obesity: Does it Increase Problems with Surgery?

As surgeons, we always attempt to provide as much information as possible to our patients ahead of surgery. Obesity has always been thought of as […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Surgery|

Is Spine Fusion Bad?

Simply put, a spine fusion is where the body attempts to grow new bone in an area that had no prior bone. Surgeons typically perform […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Fusion, Surgery|

Dealing with a Spinal Tumor

A spinal tumor, which can be either cancerous or benign, typically spread to the spinal bones or spinal canal, leading to pain, neurological problems, and […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Spinal Tumors, Surgery|

What about Laser Spine?

Sometimes during my patient consultations, I receive the question “What about Laser Spine?” Having practiced in Phoenix, AZ and currently living in Las Cruces, NM, […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Back Pain, Laser Surgery, Surgery|

Ambulatory Surgical Center vs Hospital Surgery

Neck Surgery can be More Cost Effective and Just as Safe at Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) vs Hospital
A recent study presented at the Congress of […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Fusion, Surgery|

Revision Spine Surgery

Spine surgery, such as decompression and fusion, are common procedures that change the biomechanics of the spine. In some people, this can lead to changes […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Back Pain, Surgery|

An Introduction to Scoliosis Surgery

While there are several nonsurgical approaches to treating scoliosis, severe cases that do not respond to conservative treatments will need to be addressed by an […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Scoliosis, Surgery|

Options for Neck Surgery – Disc Replacement vs. Fusion

When considering options for neck surgery, consider several things. Cervical disc disease results from damage to vertebrae in the neck, which can lead to neck […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain, Surgery|

Why are Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC’s) Growing

In the October 2014 issue of “HealthLeaders” magazine, Quality in an Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) was discussed. The national trend has been an increase in […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Ambulatory Surgical Center, Surgery|

When No Surgery is a Good Thing

Oftentimes, when evaluating a patient I offer my opinion that they are not a surgical candidate, when no surgery is a good thing. This opinion […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Surgery|