Revision spine surgery is considered when your pain has not been addressed by a previous surgery. Since the second time around can pose more problems, such as scar tissue, you want to seek Beverly Hills revision spinal surgery from an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Sang Kim of SK Spine is that doctor. He is a highly educated and seasoned board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has trained with the most recognized spinal deformity and cervical spine surgeons in the world. He is known to provide compassionate care and has a unique ability to explain the patient’s conditions in simple language. His surgical skill in minimally invasive surgical techniques is recognized by his peers in the spine community. He makes a very conscientious effort to put the patient’s best interest as his number one priority. He is intimately involved in all aspect of his patients care and ensures that every patient gets his full attention for the management of their spinal condition.
There are certain instances that may require revisiting a Beverly Hills revision spinal surgery. If pain down your leg or arm still persists, you may have a recurring disc herniation. Dr. Kim will then remove only those disc fragments that are pressing on the nerve in a procedure called a discectomy. If you had a back fusion surgery and the bones have not fused after one year since the original procedure, you have a condition called pseudoarthrosis. When there is a change to the segment above or below the original surgery, revision spine surgery may be your best option. A careful examination and diagnosis will determine if adjacent segment disease is a result of normal wear and tear, or a new problem.
Beverly Hills revision spinal surgery is also considered for total disc replacement if the first surgery has not alleviated your pain. This would take the place of a spinal fusion. Sometimes a second surgery is necessary when implanted hardware causes pain or discomfort. Although it is a rare cause, painful hardware syndrome can happen. Since nobody wants to undergo spinal surgery a second or third time, you want to make sure that this is the best option you have. For that, a consultation with a leading orthopedic spine surgeon is your best bet. Give Dr. Kim a call today.