Procedures

We have provided a number of pages detailing procedure to assist and inform our valued clients.

Surgery - The Process

Surgery takes place at Allamanda Private Hospital on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. Allamanda Private Hospital has 24-hour emergency care facilities and an ICU department equipped to handle complex medical patients following surgery if required.

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Deformity Surgery - Cervical Reconstruction

The neck is much simpler in terms of decision-making and surgical approaches than the lumbar spine. In my practice surgery is hardly ever performed posteriorly in the neck apart from for some very specific conditions which are rare.

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Deformity Surgery - Complex Scoliosis

There are many types of scoliosis. Childhood scoliosis has a broad range of causes although we now know a lot of them are genetically linked. Types of scoliosis include idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, or structural childhood scoliosis. We are concerned with adult degenerative scoliosis, how it presents, how it is treated and the results of reconstructive surgery.

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Deformity Surgery - Lumbar Reconstruction

The goal of spine surgery is to alleviate the symptoms of back and leg pain. Remembering of course that leg pain can have both radicular components and motion segment components. Spine surgery can get rid of severe, disabling, pathological pain both in the back and legs.

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Lumbar Total Disc Replacement

Replacing discs in the lumbar spine with moving prostheses is not a new philosophy. The concept has been around for 30 plus years. The drive for motion preservation when reconstructing the lumbar spine came from the observation that fusing the spine has 2 undesirable complications. One is non-union, and the other is adjacent segment degeneration.

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery

Whether you want to call it Minimally Invasive, Minimally Destructive, Maximal Access or Percutaneous Surgery the philosophy is the same - to perform a better job than traditional surgery with a smaller surgical footprint. This is very achievable. There are a range of Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgeries, including Anterior Spine Surgery, Lateral Spine Surgery and Posterior Spine Surgery.

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Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty is minimally invasive spine surgery using the true definition of the phrase. It is a purely percutaneous means by which a disc which has degenerated and prolapsed, causing radiculitis (or radiculopathy depending on the severity and duration of the condition) and discogenic back pain can be treated.

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