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Spine Surgery

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your back, spine surgery may be a viable option for finding relief. It’s important to seek out an experienced spinal surgeon or orthopedic spine specialist who can assess your situation and determine the best course of action. Whether it’s a minimally invasive procedure or a more complex surgery, Dr. Gottlieb can provide the care and expertise needed to get you back on your feet and feeling your best. Don’t let back pain hold you back any longer – talk to a spine surgeon today to see if spinal surgery may be right for you.

Do I Need Spinal Surgery?

It’s important to explore all of your options before deciding whether or not to have Back-Surgery. Finding the right spinal surgeon can be a daunting task, but working with an orthopedic spine specialist can make all the difference. The decision to undergo spine surgery is a serious one and requires careful consideration and planning.

Many factors such as pain, mobility, and quality of life must be taken into account before opting for surgery. By consulting with an orthopedic spine specialist, you can arm yourself with the tools and knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about your spinal health. With the right guidance and expertise, you can achieve a happier, healthier life free from back pain.

Does My Condition Require Spine Surgery?

If you’re experiencing debilitating pain or discomfort in your neck or back, you may be wondering if spine surgery is necessary. While many conditions can benefit from non-surgical treatment, certain spinal conditions might require surgical intervention. These conditions may include:

How is Spine Surgery Performed?

Dr. Gottlieb will carefully evaluate whether to perform a surgical procedure as open or minimally invasive. Open surgery is the traditional method of spine surgery, and will typically include these steps:

  1. A five to six inch incision is made along your back
  2. Muscles and soft tissue are lifted off the bones, giving access to the problem area
  3. The treatment is completed
  4. The incision is closed

One of the advantages of open surgery is its ability to provide direct visibility of your bones and soft tissues, allowing your spine surgeon to potentially identify any additional problems that may have been missed previously. While open surgery is considered more invasive, it remains an effective option for addressing certain spine conditions.

How is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Performed?

Dr. Gottlieb prioritizes minimally invasive procedures for spinal surgery. The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to not only reduce the risks involved, but to ensure a smoother and quicker recovery for our patients. During a minimally invasive procedure, the following steps will be taken by your spinal surgeon:

  1. An small incision is made, approximately one inch long
  2. A tube is inserted through the incision, followed by an endoscopic tool with a tiny camera attached
  3. Real-time guidance is provided via this camera on a large screen
  4. The small incision is closed using stitches consisting of surgical glue or staples

If you’re considering spine surgery, it is worth discussing minimally invasive options with your orthopedic spine doctor to see if this technique is right for you.

What is Recovery From Spine Surgery Like?

Open spine surgery usually requires an overnight stay in a hospital. It’s common to experience post-surgery pain due to the manipulation of muscles and soft tissues by your doctor. At Gottlieb Spine, our surgical team closely monitors your recovery and manages your pain during the healing process. On the other hand, minimally invasive spine surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at our ambulatory surgery center. Recovery times can vary from as short as six to eight weeks to up to a year, depending on factors such as your overall health, the type of procedure performed, and your age. Rest assured, our team of spinal surgeons and orthopedic spine specialists are here to provide you with the highest quality care and expertise throughout your spine surgery journey.

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For the best outcome of spine surgery, contact the team at Gottlieb Spine. Our skilled orthopedic spine doctors are here to provide top quality care. Schedule a consultation today.



Irving, TX

6121 STATE HWY 161, #225
IRVING, TX 75038