Neurosurgeon Dr. Justin Paquette calls in from the Beverly Hills Institute for Spinal Disorders and Orthopedic Center to describe the AxiaLIF surgery.
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New Spine Surgery for Back Pain Dr. Travis Stork: The AxiaLIF is an exciting new procedure and it helps us better understand. We have Dr. Justin Paquette. We just saw on a tape from Beverly Hills Institute for Spinal Disorders and Orthopedic Center. He’s on the phone with us. So Dr. Paquette thanks for joining us. Dr. Justin Paquette: Good morning. Dr. Travis Stork: So who should be thinking about this type of surgery called AxiaLIF? Dr. Justin Paquette: Sure. I think the ideal candidate for this particular surgery is the patient suffering from either severe back pain or combination of back and sciatic leg pain. The patient is usually in a 20 year older and have gone through all over conserve your protest and therapist and physical therapy, medication management etcetera and of course the and additionally, it actually also they’ll be use this for people who’ve had failed prior back surgeries and also as an adjunct to scoliosis surgery as well. Dr. Travis Stork: So certainly not the procedure after you tweak your back the first time but a great new option for those suffering from chronic back pain. Dr. Justin Paquette: Correct. Dr. Drew Ordon: I mean much different than a traditional fusion right? Dr. Justin Paquette: Absolutely, the stand away of doing this will be a big incision of the front of the belly and also in the back to get incision the front and the back with a substantial of blood loss, many hours of surgery and may days in the hospital requiring a long period a cooper of time and this really cut all that down via substantial margin. Dr. Travis Stork: Well, Dr. Paquette, thank you so much for sharing. Dr. Justin Paquette: No problem. I appreciate it. Dr. Travis Stork: I think they have a great new technology Dr. Lisa Masterson: Really great options for all disease like migraine and back pain which are really debilitating.