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 34-year-old, obese, female school teacher with depression who has suffered from many years of low back and leg pain. She was not able to exercise because of her pain and was dependent on narcotic medications.

PHYSICAL EXAM

  • The patient is 340 lbs. with severe lumbar spasms, stiffness and a change in sensation in both legs.
PREOPERATIVE IMAGING

Lateral and AP Xrays of the lumbar spine showing L5-S1 spondylolisthesis, with complete disc collapse.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis with bilateral L5 pars fractures

SURGERY

  • MIS (minimally invasive surgery), TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) with percutaneous pedicle screws placed between muscle planes
  • 1.25 hours of operative time
  • 15 cc blood loss
POSTOPERATIVE IMAGING

Lateral and AP X-rays of the lumbar spine showing correction of the spondylolisthesis, with restoration of the disc space with a cage placed through a minimally invasive access port and percutaneous screws placed between muscle planes.

OUTCOMES

  • The patient went home the same day on oral pain medications with her back pain resolved and only incisional pain from the surgery.
  • She returned to her teaching job two weeks following surgery.
  • In a patient with her characteristics (young and obese), MIS surgery was performed with minimal muscle dissection – reducing her risk for future back surgery.
  • Six months after the surgery, the patient had improved her mobility, lost 140 lbs. and was exercising with no back or leg pain. Her depression improved and she is enjoying her life free of narcotic medications.
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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.