Specializing in Complex Cases Using the Most Innovative and Minimally Invasive Treatments Available
Revision spine surgery is used to correct failed back syndrome or to mend a newly diseased area in a once repaired, yet still dynamic, spine. At NYU Winthrop, such complex surgery is often performed by a specialized team that includes a neurosurgeon and an orthopaedic surgeon.
Under the best of circumstances, first-time spine surgery is complicated and challenging. Revision spine surgery can be even more involved, with the possibility of scarring significantly increasing the difficulty and risks, especially in the lumbar region. It necessitates the use of more intricate techniques than primary surgery because the normal spine anatomy is often altered by the original surgery, making it more difficult to free nerve structures. Revision spin surgery can require rebalancing the spine, which is especially challenging when portions of it have already been fused and are no longer flexible.
In additional to performing revision spine surgery for herniated discs and degenerative disc disease, NYU Winthrop offers primary revision spine surgery to patients with a wide range of serious spinal deformities and diseases, including kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and lumbar spinal stenosis.