Back pain is a common problem. This pain can be truly debilitating. You dont need to rush into surgery. Its true, the surgical approach has changed dramatically. With motion preservation and minimally invasive technique, we can help most patients, but as I tell my patients – IF you were my family, I would tell you to try spinal epidural injections first. These injections are not a cover up.In many cases they allow my patient to postpone or avoid surgery. Dont hesitate, call 305 467 5678 and come for an evaluation today.
Miami Neck Specialists is a team of doctors, physician assistants, orthopedic spine surgeons and pain management specialists who specialize in neck pain.
WHAT WE DO | SPINE SPECIALISTS
We evaluate patients right away and obtain appropriate imaging. The patient follows up and is given a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
DR. SETH KAUFMAN
INTERVENTIONAL PAIN SPECIALIST
Learn More About Dr. Seth Kaufman
Dr. Seth Kaufman specializes in non-surgical and minimally-invasive approaches to neck pain. A physiatrist who is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he attained his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Kaufman completed two medical internships. Following the completion of a rotating internship, his second internship was completed at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston New Jersey. After this training, he finished his residency at The Boston University Medical Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In addition to this extensive education and training, Dr. Kaufman also gained experience at Harvard Medical School’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where he worked alongside and gained praise from some of the top medical professionals in his field. A fellowship in Annapolis, MD at the Kahan Center for Pain Physiatric Rehabilitation followed, where he was under the direct tutelage of top doctor Dr. Brian Kahan himself.
DR. GEORGIY BRUSOVANIK
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY SPECIALIST
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When therapy and injections fail to help or if the effect doesn’t last, motion preservation and minimally invasive surgery may be an option. We refer our patients to Georgiy Brusovanik, MD. Dr. Brusovanik trained at Duke University with both orthopedic and neurosurgical departments. He is the spine consultant for the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat and Sony Open Tennis. He is the official physician for the United States Kickboxing Association and the head of spine surgery for the Miami Medical Center. He is affiliated with the Baptist, HCA and Tenet hospitals as well as Jackson Memorial health system. He is a specialist in motion preservation, minimally invasive approach, robotic and computer assisted spine surgery.
If you or someone you know suffers from neck and back pain, you might be looking for an effective treatment option. The treatment depends on the nature or source of the neck or back pain. Recent advances in the medical field have ushered in the “superior” minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Read on to learn more about the benefits of this treatment option.
Benefits of MIS technique
+ LESS PAIN
Nerve pains can be your worst nightmare. Subjecting yourself to additional pain can be equally devastating. Minimally invasive surgical techniques can take care of these nerve pains. Patients that have undergone a spinal operation in Miami can attest to the fact that MIS is less painful since no muscle cutting is involved vs stripping the muscles wide open with the old fashioned techniques.
+ LOW CHANCES OF DEVELOPING COMPLICATIONS
Minimally invasive surgical practices reduce the likelihood of suffering from postoperative complications. This is attributed to the fact that incisions made on the patient during the operation are very small. Notwithstanding, the success rate is also high, and patients can start moving and walking around immediately after the surgery.
+ REDUCED SURGICAL TIME
Ideally, shorter operation times mean better efficiency and patients also spend less time under anesthesia than in open surgeries. However, the time taken depends on the proficiency or experience of the doctor. For instance, the duration of a compressive fracture surgery should take anything between 30-45 minutes.
+ MIS vs. Open surgeries
Any experienced surgeon should look at the pros and cons of having a minimally invasive surgery over an open one. In most instances, MIS is highly preferred over an open surgery. That said, MIS techniques are superior to open surgeries. It is important to note that MIS procedures are surgical operations, and therefore have some risk involved. Also, the surgeon might be forced to convert an MIS to an open one if the circumstances dictate.