New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
Morristown,
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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HISTORY

  • The patient is a 51-year-old male with alcohol addiction who fell down while having a seizure and was unable to walk.

PHYSICAL EXAM

  • He had severe tenderness to palpation over the mid-lumbar spine and was not able to walk because of severe pain and leg weakness.
PREOPERATIVE IMAGING

Sagittal and coronal CT sections showing a L1 compression fracture and a L2 burst fracture with severe bony collapse and kyphotic deformity with loss of thoracolumbar alignment

DIAGNOSIS

  • L1 compression fracture, L2 burst fracture with kyphotic deformity and canal stenosis.

SURGERY

  • MIS (minimally invasive surgery), lateral corpectomy, kyphoplasty and percutaneous screws
  • 3.5 hours of operative time
  • 100 cc blood loss
POSTOPERATIVE IMAGING

AP and lateral X-rays showing correction of deformity and realignment with an expandable cage at the site of corpectomy (perfomed from the lateral approach through a tubular retractor) and percutaneous pedicle screws placed between muscle planes

OUTCOMES

  • The patient was able to ambulate the day after surgery. His postoperative pain was minimal.
  • By doing this surgery in a minimally invasive manner, we preserved his back muscles and avoided fusing his mobile lumbar spine so that the range of motion of his back would not be significantly affected.
  • In a patient with his characteristics (alcohol addiction/seizures disorder), MIS surgery decreased his risks of infection and preserved his back musculature, reduced complications and restored spinal alignment at the thoraco-lumbar junction to prevent future problems with lumbar kyphosis.
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Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.