Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to cases that demand Lumbar Spinal Fusion surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the state’s leading destinations for spine surgery in NJ, Lumbar Spinal Fusion is a form spine surgery that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team specializes in.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is used to improve stability in the lumbar spine when all non-surgical methods of treatment fail. Lumbar spinal fusion may involve complete or partial removal of the disc. The affected vertebrae are reinforced, supported, and stabilized by inserting a bone graft in between the vertebrae where the discs used to be. For additional stabilization, titanium screws and rods are placed into the vertebrae adjacent to the newly inserted bone graft, fusing the vertebrae together.
Benefits of Lumbar Spinal Fusion
You’ll have improvement of the pain you’ve been feeling in your lower back, hips, buttocks and legs due to spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, a spinal fracture, a lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, or other spinal conditions.
About Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery Surgery
In cases that involve lumbar spinal fusion surgery, New Jersey’s Dr. Rovner will begin the surgery by making a small vertical incision in your lower back, over the spine. He’ll then temporarily remove the muscle from your bone, providing access to the affected vertebrae. After that, using state-of-the-art equipment, when necessary he will perform a lumbar laminectomy, removing excess portions of bone that have built up over the years, providing more room for the spinal nerves. He may also perform a lumbar discectomy, removing a small portion of the vertebral bone to gain access to the disc itself and then removing the damaged disc. Finally, the damaged discs will be replaced with bone grafts. And the adjacent vertebrae will be fused together using titanium screws and rods inserted into the vertebrae.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery: What to Expect
At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics of NJ, we use state-of-the-art technology and practices for all spine surgeries we handle. In most cases after a lumbar spinal fusion, you can go home with a few days after the procedure. It will take several months for the bone grafts and vertebrae to completely fuse but significant pain improvement should be noticed within the first 4-6 weeks. During this time, you may feel some symptoms improve, disappear immediately, or gradually over time.
Of course, you’ll receive more detailed and specific instructions for your recovery from Dr. Rovner after the lumbar spinal fusion surgery procedure. He’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have. You’ll be scheduled for post-surgery appointments to verify that your recovery is going as expected.
When You Need Lumbar Spinal Fusion in New Jersey
As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Lumbar Spinal Fusion, with spine surgery or non-surgical treatment is the best approach. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Joshua Rovner is a spine surgeon in New Jersey who provides both non-surgical and surgical treatment of pain related to the neck and entire back. He prides himself on his patient-centered, personalized approach that helps correctly diagnose and treat problems related to deformity, trauma, and degenerative conditions. With experience in Lumbar Spinal Fusion, he focuses on conservative non-surgical methods but, when surgery is necessary, utilizes the most modern techniques. Schedule a consultation today and contact us, or you can call us at (202) 227-1299 to schedule your appointment.