REVISION SPINE SURGERY
By design, spine surgery is a complex undertaking that involves both risks and benefits. Revision spine surgery is often more complex than the original procedure because of complications such as scar tissue, and compromised bone and tissue quality. Healing is often not as effective with subsequent surgeries and the likelihood of infection is increased. The board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons at Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter, specialize in revision spine surgery for New Jersey men and women. They are often called upon by other surgeons to assist with complex spinal surgery cases.
Are you ready to live your life to the fullest? Atlantic Spine Specialists is dedicated to relieving pain and restoring function. To meet with one of our fellowship-trained, board-certified spine surgeons, request a consultation or call our office in Morristown, New Jersey at (973) 971-3500.
Reasons for Revision Surgery
At our practice in New Jersey, revision spine surgery is performed to relieve pain and enhance quality of life for patients who are having problems after a previous spine surgery. There is a wide variety of reasons revision surgery may be recommended including:
- Original diagnosis was incorrect
- Spinal fusion did not heal properly
- Improper placement of spinal implants
- Disc becomes herniated again after discectomy
- Adjacent disc degenerates
- Spinal instability
- Infection in the surgical area
As specialists in minimally invasive surgical techniques, our surgeons often perform revision surgery through small incisions with reduced trauma to surrounding tissues and muscles.