Cervical Disc Replacement vs Fusion with Dr. Kimball

With disc replacement, patients are usually able to get off of pain medications after surgery sooner than with fusion. They tend to get back to work sooner and they tend to generally get back to their lifestyle faster.

Not every patient is going to be a perfect candidate for a disk replacement surgery. Sometimes bone quality, age, significance of the degeneration in the spine and possible slipping of spine bone can disqualify a patient for a replacement. There are also FDA legitimate contraindications. At the end of the day, I will always explain why a patient is or isn’t a candidate and ultimately recommend what is best for the patient.

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Brain Tumor Surgery with Dr. Arias

Surgery for brain tumors involves general anesthesia which means the patient is completely asleep for the entire procedure. In some cases, the patient will be woken up during the surgery for monitoring the area of the brain that is being operated on.

Brain Imaging with Dr. Arias

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Fusion vs Non Fusion Surgery with Dr. Robinson

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Pre and Post Op Tips for Spine Surgery with Dr. Robinson

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