New and advanced ultrasonic surgery techniques developed and performed by Dr. Cantor are changing the paradigm for treatment of patients who need surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis, cervical stenosis, spondylolisthesis, lumbar disc herniation, cervical disc herniation, scoliosis, sciatica and many other painful spine problems that are associated with pinched nerves.
What is Ultrasonic Spine Surgery?
New surgical techniques using ultrasonic cutting tools are redefining ‘minimally invasive spine surgery’ and advancing the entire way spinal surgery is done in ways previously not possible with traditional instruments. These tools focus high frequency vibration transmitted through a water-cooled cutting tip. Touching the vibrating tip to your finger feels like an electric toothbrush, but when it comes in contact with hard bone, it will melt through it like a hot knife through butter. Bone spurs causing pain and nerve damage are “melted away” with little risk of nerve damage and less interference with your spines normal structure. Precision bone sculpting and the safety of the vibrating “knife” enable the trained and experienced surgeon to eliminate painful problems within the spine more effectively than ever, through a tiny incision.
Traditional tools used for spinal surgery, including bone cutting instruments, drills, and lasers, can cut bone but can severely damage delicate nerves on contact. It would be insane to touch the tip of your finger with a bone cutting drill. It is equally or more dangerous to aim a powerful bone cutting laser at your finger without expecting severe pain and damage.
What are the benefits of Ultrasonic Spine Surgery?
Ultrasonic surgery offers the following advantages:
- Smaller Incisions
- Less painful surgery
- Less blood loss and transfusions
- Less interference with normal structures
- Reduce or eliminate the need for spinal fusion
- Reduce or eliminate the need for screws and rods
- Faster recovery
- Preserved mobility
- Reduced cost
Have you been told you’ll need surgery to address your pain? Don’t spend another minute suffering- make your appointment with world-renowned spinal surgeon Jeffrey Cantor today, and take back control of your life.