Evaluating Failed Surgeries
The reasons why some spinal surgeries
fail usually fall into three categories:
One: The diagnosis was wrong:
the problem is affecting a nerve and is not in the spine
Two: The surgery was technically
inadequate: this means that the surgeon did not actually
accomplish what was planned or the plan was wrong or
Three: There has been a
recurrence: the original surgery worked for a brief
period but the problem has re-occured.
Among the most significant problems
facing a patient who has had a bad outcome afer spine
surgery is the difficulty of getting the original surgeon
to identify what is wrong and correct it. Many spine
surgeons prefer not to do any surgery on a patient who
has had spine surgery once before.
At the Center for Advanced Spinal
Neurosurgery in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Filler
is highly committed to helping patients with failed
surgery. Using advanced diagnostic imaging techniques,
as well as new minimally invasive surgical methods,
many difficult spinal problems can be solved.
Having completed an advanced Spinal
Neurosurgery Fellowship and having personally developoed
several new treatment techniques, Dr. Filler can offer
the best spinal neurosurgery available anywhere. He
is committed to finding the solution to diffiicult spinal
To learn more about the many spinal
disorders treated by Dr. Filler, choose from any of
the links below.