GREENACRES, Fla. - November 8, 2017 - (Newswire.com)
“When it comes to treating spinal conditions, surgery should always be a last resort,” says Dr. Rahat Faderani, DO, of Atlas Medical and Orthopedics.
The field of Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures (MIS) continues to grow. Dr. Faderani is one of the first doctors to bring the newest versions and technologies in this field to South Florida. There was a great degree of skepticism about these procedures in the mid-2000’s because they were new and not many physicians were trained in them. But these procedures have now become the mainstay in spine care now due to the established record of success they have demonstrated in the US and Europe.
“However, some spine conditions still require standard extensive open-surgery treatment, such as tumors, extensive instability, some infections, and high-degree scoliosis,” explains Dr. Faderani. It is important to have a spine doctor that can impartially provide a treatment plan with the emphasis to keep this treatment as minimally invasive as possible.
"The best options should be catered to that individual," says Dr. Rahat Faderani. "When providing a diagnosis, I take a look at all the information, examination, and high field imaging to make an educated decision for the patient. Open surgery is sometimes avoidable."
More patients are choosing minimally invasive spine surgeries because of the reduced recovery time and mitigated risk. For example, with surgeries performed in a typical endoscopic discectomy, patients sometimes will be discharged and sent home the same day as the surgery.
Before minimally invasive spine surgeries, the patient stayed in the hospital for five-to-seven days with increased risks for infections, hospital-acquired diseases, and life threatening blood clots. Furthermore, the immediate post-operative period is reduced and with less pain while using minimally invasive techniques and post-op physical therapy.
"When discussing the surgery option with patients, they always ask about recovery time and when they can return to work," Dr. Rahat Faderani adds. "With minimally invasive spine surgery, the recovery time can be days instead of weeks or months." Therefore, the advantages in minimally invasive spine surgeries are indisputable. They include smaller incisions, less tissue dissection, less damage to surrounding muscles, less potential for blood loss, quicker healing, fewer risks for complications, and a quicker return to daily activities.
"Certain minimally invasive techniques are highly technical," Dr. Rahat Faderani explains. Patients must search for doctors who provide them and never assume that the center of their choice provides these options without asking. We always knew this would be the way of the future, and the future has finally arrived.
Some injuries that can be addressed with minimally invasive spine procedures are herniated discs, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc disease. Consult your doctor to see if you are a candidate for these procedures. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Faderani or Dr. Olin, Please call 1-800-311-DOCTOR (3628).
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