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Front-back (360 degree) same-day spinal surgery for advanced conditions

I was at an excellent conference in Melbourne last week and, among other controversial topics, there was a lot of debate around why spinal fusions “don’t work”. Actually, they do work. With careful patient selection and the ‘right procedure’ tailored to the ‘right pathology’ (using minimally invasive techniques wherever possible and only doing what’s absolutely […]

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Young man regains his quality of life after “hybrid” MIS anterior spinal surgery.

This man over a period of 6 years had debilitating discogenic lower back pain from two worn lumbar discs; his quality of life at home and work had been substantially affected. Those defective discs were removed by me 8 weeks ago through a small incision in the lower abdomen (access via our expert vascular-transplant surgeon […]

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“REPLACEMENT PARTS” FOR AGEING SPINES

This brief video on our CNS YouTube channel takes you on a step-by-step journey through artificial mobile lumbar disc surgery, a scientifically/medically validated, minimally invasive operation that many people may eventually undergo as they age. We’re lucky to be alive in an age of “spare parts” (joint) replacement for our bodies which are, after all, […]

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The wonders of modern minimally invasive spinal surgery in elderly patients

As a neurosurgeon, I am seeing more and more patients aged in their 70s and 80s with relatively incapacitating spinal conditions that cause pain and disability. I hope you enjoy this brief video (link button below) highlighting what can be achieved these days with good judgement. We’re lucky to be living in a time where […]

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