Is spine surgery right for me?
Here at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, whether or not to perform surgery is made on a patient-to-patient basis, meaning that each patient is different and we take our time to assess and recommend on the condition of that particular patient. This may include a number of situations including the patient’s symptoms, their level of function, age, etc. Surgery is the last resort here at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute, so we look into all non-surgical methods of treatment first. However, if non-operative treatments have been attempted without improvement or worsening over a certain time period, then surgical treatment may be recommended. In this case, our doctors clearly explain the treatment procedure to you, discuss your options, and make a recommendation for what they feel will provide the best possible outcome for you. That is when you will decide whether spine surgery is right for you or not. It is not an easy decision, but you can feel confident that our spine doctors are among the best in the world with experience and expertise that inform their recommendations.
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