Dr. Cantor at the Cantor Spine Institute has pioneered the use of ultrasonic technology to completely change the way spinal surgery is done, redefining, and moving minimal invasive surgery into the future.
Ultrasonic bone “sculpting” tools can do what lasers and traditional bone cutting drills cannot. The vibrating blades can work safely, even in direct contact with delicate nerves. When it touches your finger, it feels like an electric toothbrush, but it will cut through hard bone spurs “like a hot knife through butter”. This enables “precision” spinal surgery, done through much smaller incisions. Using this “game changing” technology, Dr. Cantor has developed a unique approach that can actually work inside the spine and effectively isolate and dissolve painful, nerve compressing bone spurs without removing or damaging the important mechanical structures of the spine. Because the structure is saved, it does not have to be rebuilt with rods and screws and fusions.
Here are just some of the benefits experienced by Dr. Cantor’s patients following minimally invasive Ultrasonic Spine Surgery
- Preserved function and mobility
- Greater than 90% reduction in the use of rods screws and fusions
- The smallest possible incision
- reduction in surgical pain
- Faster and easier recovery
- Dramatic reduction in blood loss and almost complete elimination of use of blood transfusions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Fewer complications
Our first goal is always to avoid surgery. Most patients with spinal problems will recover with well-managed and appropriate nonsurgical treatment. Those who do not respond, now have better options. Ultrasonic surgery offers a new world of opportunities for a better outcome.
If you have an incapacitating pain and have not responded to conservative treatments, ultrasonic surgery can restore pain free mobility. Greater than 93% of our patients after recovery report that if the circumstances were the same, they would do it again.