Cantor Spine Institute signals a paradigm shift in the practice of spinal surgery thanks to its embrace of scientific breakthroughs, ultrasonic technology, and motion- and function-sparing techniques. Dr. Cantor and his team are responsible for the development of many groundbreaking minimally-invasive “ultrasonic” techniques in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.
Our practice is anchored by a comprehensive, whole-body approach to spinal care, and patient-specific perioperative risk mitigation program. Our first goal is always to avoid surgery. If a patient does not respond to a well-managed, non-surgical treatment path, then we identify the ideal minimally-invasive procedure to pursue.
Cantor Spine Institute is committed to continuously evolving, identifying, addressing, and solving for the myriad shortcomings of traditional spine surgery and dated methodology – which includes recurring pain, the creation of three new problems in the fixing of one, compromised mobility and function, over-stress of joints, likelihood of additional surgery, and less-than-optimal outcomes. Our team develops non-destructive processes, techniques, and procedures that are the result of exhaustive research, painstaking outcome analysis, incessant practice, and a positive embrace of the benefits of ultrasonic technology.
Ultrasonic technology is Cantor Spine Institute’s signature platform, enabling the organization to perform minimally-invasive treatments that are smarter, safer, future-minded, and better.
Traditional Spine Surgery Approach
Get the pressure off the nerves, at any cost. Often, this involves the removal of important structural components of the spine (as in a traditional laminectomy). These natural structural components are replaced by fusions supported by rods and screws implemented in the spine. Instead of preserving function and mobility up front, the thinking is that patients will adapt to limitations in mobility, and compromised function, and ultimately recover well. In time, the over-stress of the joints above and below the surgery site can become painful and compromised, and additional surgeries may be required.
Cantor Spine Institute Approach
Cantor Spine Institute is committed to getting our patients to “better.” Whenever possible, we avoid procedures that alter mechanics, transfer stress, impair function and mobility, or may require future surgeries. We develop revolutionizing non-destructive processes, techniques, and procedures that are the result of exhaustive research, painstaking outcome analysis, incessant practice, and an embrace of the benefits of ultrasonic technology.
Traditional spine surgery (Static) relies on drills and saws that need plenty of room between the tools and the nerves in order to avoid damage, and require the removal of important structures in order to safely treat a pinched nerve. The removal of these structures compromises functions and mobility. Later, the over-stress of areas near the surgery site will likely require attention. While lasers can disable a nerve from feeling pain, they cannot safely remove painful pressure from a pinched nerve. Lasers are a sometimes-solution for relieving back pain, as it is a treatment that focuses on minimizing pain, vs. addressing the cause of the pain via the removal of the pressure around the nerves.
Neither traditional spinal surgery, nor lasers, can achieve anywhere near the level of safety, specificity, sensitivity, and success possible with ultrasonic technology.
Cutting-Edge Ultrasonic Technology (Forward-Thinking) Cantor Spine Institute is home to a team of experts intent on developing the most sophisticated new surgical techniques and tools. The technique involves using high frequency “ultrasonic” vibrations to dissolve painful bone spurs from the inside, out. These ultrasonic tools allow the Doctors to tackle incredibly sensitive areas through the smallest incisions – removing pressure in and around the nerve, without causing damage. All the while, preserving structure, strength, mobility, and function.
Neither traditional spinal surgery, nor lasers, can achieve anywhere near this level of safety, specificity, sensitivity, and success.