Spine Surgery Specialist
The majority of spinal issues can be treated with nonsurgical solutions, but when these conservative treatments fail, Dr. Faisal Mahmood of One Oak Medical is a skilled spine surgeon who can restore your quality of life. Dr. Mahmood practices at the One Oak Medical offices in Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey, as well as Staten Island, New York, so you can find a location that’s convenient for you. Call to make an appointment or book a consultation online to determine if spine surgery is the right treatment for you.
Spine Surgery Q & A
What types of conditions may require spine surgery?
Dr. Mahmood offers comprehensive treatment for numerous spine conditions. When conservative treatment fails, he may recommend surgery for:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal tumors
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Spinal stenosis
How are spine conditions treated?
At One Oak Medical, Dr. Mahmood offers treatment for numerous spine conditions. He uses the most advanced techniques to diagnose the cause of your pain and works with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
Dr. Mahmood first opts for the least invasive treatment methods possible, such as physical therapy, medications, and injections. In some cases, however, these treatments aren’t enough and spine surgery is the only option to relieve your pain. Minimally invasive surgery can help you return to work and other activities, so you obtain a higher level of health, function, and well-being once your symptoms are alleviated.
How is spine surgery performed?
Dr. Mahmood can perform many types of spine surgery using minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopic surgery. He utilizes computer-assisted imaging and state-of-the-art equipment to perform such procedures.
Advanced, minimally invasive techniques involve smaller incisions and faster healing times. You experience less postoperative pain because you’ve had less manipulation of your soft tissues surrounding your spine and spent less time in the operating room.
What are common spine surgeries?
Your medical situation is unique, as are your surgical needs. However, common spinal surgeries performed by Dr. Mahmood include:
- Discectomy or microdiscectomy: a herniated disc is removed
- Laminectomy: increases space in the spinal canal
- Disc replacement: substitutes an artificial disc for an injured one
- Spinal fusion: joins two vertebrae together to address conditions such as degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis
In some cases, Dr. Mahmood implants rods, plates, and bone screws surgically to support the structure of your spine and restore function.
What should I expect during recovery from spine surgery?
The team at One Oak Medical gives you methods to relieve your immediate pain, including narcotics and over-the-counter medications. Instructions on sleep positioning and bracing may also be part of your postoperative treatment plan.
Once you’re past the initial postoperative healing process, Dr. Mahmood recommends physical therapy to help restore function and range of motion. Full recovery takes anywhere from three to six months depending on your age, health history, and the surgical procedure performed.
To learn more about whether spine surgery is the best option to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online today.