Private Spinal Fusion
Private spinal fusion is a major surgery. It is often a last resort kind of surgery. Reasons one might have a private spinal fusion is due to deformities of the spine, herniated disk or spinal weakness or instability. There are several different techniques done for spinal fusion. Your surgeon will know which one is best for your situation.
This procedure can be done at any level in the spine. Bone or bonelike material are used between the vertebrae and will sometimes need metal plates, screws or rods to stabilize and heal as a single unit. It prevents any movement between the vertebrae(s) that have been fused together.
Over 90% of spinal fusion patients achieve a solid fusion and have benefits from the surgery, although it varies by person. There are many factors that increase and/or inhibit the success rate such as other deficiencies in other levels of the spine, condition the fusion is treating ie. Scoliosis, tumor or infection, and whether or not the person did their rehab. Other reasons that might inhibit the success rate could be related to preexisting depression, poor psychological well-being, smoking, obesity, age or hypertension.
If you are interested in a consultation, we can make arrangements for that. The cost is $600 for the records and MRI images to be reviewed by a neurosurgeon and include a discussion with him on whether or not a private spinal fusion is the appropriate surgery for your needs. Keep in mind, a recent MRI less than 6 months old is preferred. We charge a $200 fee to make these arrangements. Contact us today to set your consultation up!