[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Minimally invasive Ultrasonic Spine Surgery is taking the world of neck and spine surgery by storm. Developed by Dr. Jeff Cantor at the Cantor Spine Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,this innovative new method is used to access the interior of the spine without cutting through the spine’s natural support systems.“The back and neck have natural supports that act much like the cables holding up a suspension bridge. These ‘tension bands’ provide strength and stability for the spine, supporting the head and body, and keeping vertebrae in place,” explains Dr. Cantor.
Traditional methods of spine surgery, such as laminectomy, disrupt and weaken the cable support system of the spine. This weakening may evolve into problems at or around the location of the original surgery and may result in the need for further, more complicated surgery down the road.
Without cutting or interfering with those important natural support systems, using minimally invasive ultrasonic techniques, Dr. Cantor is able to manipulate the tool between and around delicate structures, literally sculpting the spine. Bone spurs causing spinal stenosis are removed, relieving pinched nerves that can cause pain and loss of mobility.
Much less dangerous than a high-speed bone drill, and unlike lasers, the ultrasonic tool is less likely to injure or damage surrounding tissue.
The fact is, that since he does not cut or remove the structural support of the spine, most patients recover faster and have improved long-term results. Dr. Cantor’s surgical outcomes are industry-leading, with patients reporting less post-surgical pain, fewer implants and fusions, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.
Here’s what one patient had to say after undergoing the procedure:
“I had severe migraines, neck pain, and was losing use of my hands and arms due to multiple level, severe cervical stenosis. Dr. Cantor offered a state-of-the-art motion sparing solution that did not involve a fusion, metal screws, plates or rods. It’s been four years since my surgery, my symptoms are gone, and I have normal use of my neck.” Bruce B. (47) – Ultrasonic Laminoplasty
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