Revision Spine Surgery

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What is Revision Spine Surgery?

Revision spine surgery refers to a surgical procedure that is used to correct or improve a previous surgical intervention.

These days, the options for spine surgery are state-of-the-art. Spine surgery once required large incisions, unavoidable damage to the surrounding tissues, and many, many months of recovery. Current methods allow for smaller incisions, same day surgeries, and shorter recovery times. Today’s surgical techniques are increasingly focused, minimally invasive, and effective.

Despite all of these advances, however, no surgical procedure is known to be 100% effective. Sometimes, spine surgeries do not rectify all of the symptoms that one is facing… Or even worse… They aggravate the original problem. If you have undergone a spine procedure, and are still continuing to experience distressing symptoms, you may need a revision spine surgery to correct the problem.

There are many possible reasons why an initial spine surgery may be unsuccessful. One of these reasons involves an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis from your provider. Many spine conditions have similar signs or symptoms, which unfortunately, does not aid in diagnosis. In addition, imaging techniques are not always 100% successful in picking up the problem. As a result, a patient may undergo a surgery that doesn’t actually address the condition that’s causing their pain!

Other factors that may result in the need for revision spine surgery include:

  • Surgical error
  • The body’s rejection of surgical implants
  • Failure of the body to heal or fuse properly
  • Lifestyle choices, such as drug use
  • Failure to follow postsurgical directions or recommendations
  • A reoccurrence of the original problem

If you are experiencing continued pain from a failed back surgery, then revision spine surgery may be the right treatment for you. The type of surgery required, however, will depend upon a careful diagnosis and review of your medical history. The team at NYC Spine is here to help you navigate this process. Our compassionate professionals will work one-on-one with you to evaluate your situation and provide options that you trust for back pain relief. Contact NYC Spine today to receive the recovery that you’ve always deserved!

Can Revision Spine Surgery help me?

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What are the Benefits of Revision Spine Surgery?

Although most people do not want to hear the word “surgery” after previously having undergone a failed surgical procedure, there are several benefits to choosing revision spine surgery. In fact, revision spine surgery may actually be required to combat your troubling symptoms. Some of the benefits of revision spine surgery include:

  • Receiving an Accurate Diagnosis: Consulting with a qualified physician can allow for a spot-on diagnosis. Through the use of sophisticated diagnostic tests and techniques, your new physician can help you arrive at a more accurate diagnosis of the problem. This allows you to know exactly what’s going on with your body—and how you can correct it.
  • Improved Surgical Techniques: Surgical techniques are ever-improving. The minimally invasive options of today’s surgical interventions allow for more accurate procedures with less damaging side effects. Smaller incisions and less time spent in surgery also result in less blood loss, scarring, and time spent in the hospital.
  • Relief of Pain & Troubling Symptoms: One of the greatest and least understated benefits of revision spine surgery is finally achieving the relief that you deserve from troubling symptoms.

Dr. Frazier of NYC Spine is a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon who has specialized in revision spine surgery for over 20 years. Fully versed in the latest and most minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Frazier will work diligently with you to locate the source of your pain and resolve it. If revision spine surgery is what your condition requires, then you can trust Dr. Frazier to design a treatment plan that delivers permanent relief from your symptoms.

How do I know if I need Revision Spine Surgery?

Request a free MRI review & our world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Frazier, will evaluate your treatment needs.

Do I Qualify for Revision Spine Surgery?

If you have previously undergone a failed neck or back surgery, then revision spine surgery may be a suitable treatment for you. Consult with a physician to review your medical history and evaluate your current medical status. If medication, physical therapy, or conservative therapies (such as acupuncture or chiropractic care) are still not working for you, then revision spine surgery is often the best route.

Revision spine surgery may not always be the right path for everyone, however. If you are experiencing an infection at the incision site, a major medical issue like congestive heart failure, or if you have an allergy to any of the surgical medications or materials that are used during the procedure, then you may not be a candidate for revision spine surgery. Consult with your physician to identify alternative options for pain relief.

Regardless of your situation, contact NYC Spine today to fully discuss all of your treatment options. With over 20 years of experiencing in delivering pain relief, Dr. Frazier and his team of spine specialists will work tirelessly to help you break free of painful symptoms!

Am I a candidate for Revision Spine Surgery?

Determine your eligibility for conservative & minimally invasive treatments.

Dr. Frazier is a Harvard-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He’s held an academic appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York’s SUNY Downstate. Dr. Frazier is also a respected lecturer, accomplished researcher, published author on spine disorders and treatment, and a consultant for several international spine companies.

After completing his undergraduate education at Brown University, Dr. Frazier attended Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude. He completed a Harvard internship based at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a Harvard combined residency before becoming chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Education & Training

  • MD / cum Laude, Boston MA

    Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Boston MA

    Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency

  • Chief Residency, Boston MA

    Harvard Mass. General Hospital

  • Spinal Deformity Fellowship, Miami FL

    Doctor's Hospital, Shufflebarger Fellowship

  • Academic Appointments, NY, NY

    Columbia University; SUNY Downstate

  • Consultant, Lecturer

    Nuvasive, Depuy & Stryker International Spine Cos.