Alternative Treatments for Spinal Fusion Surgery
A Newport Beach-based US spinal specialist is improving the options available to patients facing spinal fusion surgery, through endoscopic alternatives capable of treating a range of conditions without the level of risk associated with traditional fusion surgery.
A US specialist in endoscopic spinal surgery, Dr. Tony Mork, MD is a leading name in the field of endoscopic alternatives to fusion surgery, available on both the east and west coasts. The alternative endoscopic surgery interventions offer a safer and less intrusive option which negates the need for patients to undergo conventional fusion surgery.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
Fusion surgery is routinely used in the US to immobilize parts of a patient’s back through a surgical procedure that will see two parts of the spine ‘fused’ together to prevent movement or add stability. As an invasive procedure, there are several increased risks with this approach – risks that are significantly reduced through endoscopic spinal surgery procedures.
When it comes to back pain that cannot be treated with opiates or outpatient procedures, spinal fusion surgery is the first and the most typical procedure that your doctor will most likely prescribe.
Dr. Mork commented: “Spinal surgery is a serious matter and will always carry a risk for patients. Problems such as a spinal fluid leak, excessive bleeding, blood clots, nerve damage, graft site pain, or adjacent disc disease can complicate recovery and leave patients with long-term problems.”
He continued: “Endoscopic spinal surgery is a viable, effective alternative to the conventional fusion surgery and comes with reduced risk to the patient. It’s a highly specialized area of spinal surgery requiring many years of training but successful procedures bring the benefits of a much shorter outpatient recovery (4-6 weeks), an incision site of less than ½ inch, minimal pain, minimal scarring, reduced post-op pain relief and it’s also the most minimally invasive surgery option available.”
Endoscopic Spine Surgery Alternatives offered By Dr. Mork in Newport Beach
As a leading name in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery, Dr. Tony Mork, MD currently provides treatment for back pain on both the east and west coasts personally, from clinics in Newport Beach CA, and Naples FL, where he provides endoscopic options for a wide range of spinal ailments including bulging discs, facet syndrome, sciatica, pinched nerves, annular tears, and foraminal stenosis.
Dr. Mork has successfully performed over 8,000 endoscopic procedures and also teaches and has produced training courses for doctors to become certified in endoscopic surgical procedures. For further information on the endoscopic alternative to spinal fusion surgery, please visit Dr. Mork’s official website at https://drtonymork.com
Dr. Tony Mork, MD | Endoscopic Spine Surgeon runs the Endoscopic Spine Specialist practice located in Newport Beach, California. Here, the surgeon emphasizes communication, quality patient care, and state-of-the-art treatment. Doctor Tony Mork performs patient surgeries in a hospital OR at an outpatient surgery site and will personally handle all post-operative care. Aside from opening the Endoscopic Spinal Academy, and serving as the co-founder of Micro spine, Dr. Mork is passionate about assisting individuals with prior failed fusions and back surgeries.