The risk of traditional “open” back surgery causing more pain is so high that it has been labeled “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome” and over 50% of these surgeries fail.
Further, as additional open spine surgeries are conducted, the success rates drop with each subsequent surgery. In a 2011 issue of Pain Medicine, C-W Chan and P. Peng said that initial success rates stand at 50 percent, then 30 percent at the second surgery, 15 percent at the third, and five percent at the fourth. (“Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Pain Medicine, (12:577-606)
Dr. Alfred Bonati developed patented instruments to correct problems from previous failed open back surgery. These procedures are available exclusively at The Bonati Spine Institute, where we specialize in correcting previously failed back surgery. The Bonati Spine Procedures have a success rate of over 94%. If are you still in pain after having “open” back surgery at another medical facility, there is still hope.
laminectomy Laminectomy surgery to remove a herniated lumbar disc is the procedure most commonly used to relieve these conditions, and the technique is as follows:
The period of postoperative recovery is quite long. The patient takes 3 to 5 days to get out walking, and are discharged from 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Most patients experience permanent pain relief, but the total recovery time of motor function may vary, and sometimes may even be necessary rehabilitation therapy. The rest can vary from 2 to 4 months and could even in some cases up to 6 months.
On the other hand, handling of nerves occurs in some patients the so-called epidural fibrosis, that is defective internal scar that would compress the affected nerves or even more than what compressing disk herniation. This is only a percentage of case and there is no way of knowing which patient will develop this dreaded sequel, also may lead to a destabilization of the spine at the level operated by the removal of part of the operated vertebrae This means that in some cases required the placement of metal plates and screws to fix or stabilize the spine at the surgical site.