CLEARWATER, Fla., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When you need complex back surgery, it is critical that you choose a doctor and hospital that is top rated and is at the cutting edge of technology and techniques. CBS News recently featured a team of neurosurgeons that are making a difference in the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Ashraf Hanna, a board certified physician and director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Fl discusses some of the reasons that set the Florida Spine Institute apart from other clinics: "The Florida Spine Institute has top neurosurgeons, with a combined 20 year military medical field experience, that are highly skilled and very successful. The Florida Spine Institute offers a comprehensive wellness program and multi-disciplinary treatment modalities ranging from physical therapy, simple injections to procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation implants."
"The majority of our patients do well with conservative care and only 5-10% of patients will have to undergo spine surgery. When it comes to spine surgery, our neurosurgeons offer all aspects of surgical procedures from minimally-invasive surgery to the more complex multi-level fusion surgery, instead of being limited to only one procedure like laser spine surgery."
Dr. Robert Kowalski discussed some of the more complex procedures that he has performed, such as a patient with severe cervical spine disease: "A recent patient had diseased discs in many parts of the spine that required very complex surgery. We performed multiple surgeries in the front and back of the spine with very successful results. Other surgery centers may not have been able to perform this type of complex surgery, but we have the experience and skills to be able to do this safely and effectively."
One of the other treatments performed by the neurosurgery team is minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Christopher Koebbe explains: "The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to make the smallest incision as possible to minimize post-operative pain and recovery time, while maximizing the recovery of function for the patient. This allows the patient to go home the very same day of the procedure."
"We always strive to give the patient a return to the quality of life they are looking to achieve. We have patients traveling from all over the country to visit our team of doctors and our state-of-the-art facilities," Added Dr. Koebbe.
For over 25 years, Florida Spine Institute has been the leader and most trusted medical facility in the Tampa Bay area, providing the latest advancements in spine surgery, and the treatment of spine and joint pain.
For more information regarding spine surgery and other spine treatments, please visit: http://www.floridaspineinstitute.com or call 727-797-7463
SOURCE Florida Spine Institute