When a spinal problem cuts into your quality of life by leaving you in pain and limiting your mobility, orthopedic surgery may be your answer. As specialists in spinal surgery, the orthopedic surgeons at South Texas Spinal Clinic have the extensive training and experience you can rely on when you need orthopedic surgery. To get an expert evaluation of your condition and to talk about whether you’re a good candidate for surgery, call their office in the San Antonio or South Texas area or book an appointment online.
Orthopedic surgeons treat people of all ages for the full range of conditions that can affect your musculoskeletal system. While they’re extensively trained and experienced in surgery, they also provide many types of nonsurgical treatments, from medication to specialized joint or muscle injections for pain relief.
Besides performing spinal surgery, the team at South Texas Spinal Clinic also manages a physical therapy and rehabilitation center, which provides the services you need to relieve pain, rebuild strength, improve functioning, and promote your recovery from injuries and surgery.
As spine specialists, the orthopedic surgeons at South Texas Spinal Clinic commonly perform surgeries such as:
Minimally invasive surgery involves using several small incisions and specially designed surgical instruments contained in long, thin tubes that are inserted through the incisions. The key piece of equipment — an endoscope — contains a video camera that gives your surgeon a magnified and three-dimensional view of the surgical area.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
The surgeons at South Texas Spinal Clinic also perform robot-assisted surgery, a minimally invasive surgery in which the surgeon operates using controllers that move four robotic arms.
Advanced robotic systems improve on human capabilities. They fit into small spaces without damaging the surrounding tissues, and they allow a range of motion that surpasses the ability of human hands.