New York City Spine

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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 60-year-old female with severe low back pain and left leg numbness and weakness after a martial arts class.

PHYSICAL EXAM

  • She had severe weakness of her left leg.
PREOPERATIVE IMAGING

Sagittal and axial MRI sections showing left paracentral L5-S1 disc herniation with extruded (free-floating) fragment compressing the nerve.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Left-sided L5-S1 disc herniation with extruded fragment

SURGERY

  • MIS (minimally invasive surgery) microdiscectomy done through tubular retractor with a microscope
  • 45 minutes of operative time
  • 5 cc blood loss
POSTOPERATIVE IMAGING

Intra-operative photos and a X-ray image showing a 18 mm tubular retractor placed between muscle planes exposing the L5-S1 level for the microdiscectomy. The final incision is smaller than a thumb.

OUTCOMES

  • The patient went home three hours after surgery for herniated disc. Weakness and numbness resolved immediately.
  • At six weeks, the patient went to therapy for core strengthening.
  • At 12 weeks, she was back in her martial arts class and exercising in the gym.
  • In a patient of these characteristics (young and high-demand athlete), MIS microdiscectomy performed between muscle planes with no muscle cutting through a 18 mm incision allowed her to return to her physical activities quickly without any restrictions.
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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.