When your goal is just to be out of back pain, it’s so frustrating to seek treatment and still not get relief. It could be that the preferred treatments at a certain practice just aren’t working, or maybe you’re not jiving with your doctor. Perhaps it’s time for a change.
If you’re at the point where you’re desperate to feel better, a visit to DISC Spine Institute could be just what you need.
Patients swear by the surgeons at the DISC Spine Institute in large part because of their training. Their expertise in minimally invasive surgical procedures is rare. This type of surgery is a fast-growing trend, and great surgeons who are experienced in this area are in high demand. Only about 10 percent of today’s spine surgeons possess the specialized training to perform the type of minimally invasive procedures that DISC Spine does on a regular basis. Procedures like minimally invasive endoscopic lumbar fusions (TLIF), kyphoplasty, direct lateral minimally invasive anterior fusions (XLIF), and micro endoscopic discectomy can bring pain relief to patients with an easier surgery, fewer complications, and a faster recovery.
A spirit of innovation
Never stop learning. That’s how the surgeons at the DISC Spine Institute approach the practice of medicine. There is a time and place for the tried and true, and there are plenty of patients whose conditions and circumstances warrant a traditional surgery. But the spirit of innovation is always driving these respected surgeons to find new, more efficient, and easier-to-tolerate methods and procedures.
“The scope, complexity and procedures available continue to evolve at a rapid rate,” said the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) of
minimally invasive techniques. DISC Spine patients love that the surgeons are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained, that they have lectured and and been published extensively, and have been involved in numerous research protocols.
Caring and concern
Ever been to a doctor and left feeling like a number, not a person? That’s the antithesis of the DISC Spine Institute experience. Patients of this well-respected practice don’t have to choose between quality care, surgical precision and innovation, and bedside manner. Here, they get it all. One of the most important things the surgeons at DISC Spine do sounds simple, but is surprisingly hard to find: They listen, which allows them to formulate a plan of action based on individual circumstances and goals, and also allow the patients to feel heard.
“I had severe Sciatic pain and was on continuous pain meds that never worked,” said DISC Spine Institute patient June. “I decided to give a call to Dr. Valente. After my surgery I woke up pain free! I would highly recommend Dr. Valente to anyone who has sciatic pain. He is a very good doctor and a very nice man who was never too busy to talk to me. I never felt rushed. Pain is no longer an issue in life.”
Many patients are introduced to the DISC Spine Institute through referrals from friends and family, as well as other medical professionals. Many times another medical professional will send someone to DISC Spine because they think the patient is a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure that they, themselves, don’t perform, and they have trust in the practice’s surgeons.
“Because my wife has served as a scrub nurse for 30 plus years we are very knowledgeable in the standards of care in this environment,” said patient Jerry M. “Your skill as a surgeon is well known and the staff at Pine Creek sing your praises often. When the nurses, support staff & others tell us you are also a very compassionate doctor in the follow up care of your patients it rings a bell of delight and confidence in the ears of your patients. Dr. Valente…I can say without a doubt you have a very special world class organization surpassed by none in the orthopedic surgery world. Thank you for taking my case and putting me back on the road to an active fulfilling pain free life.”
Patients also discover DISC Spine through their MRI review service. Getting a second opinion is an important part of self-care, not only to get peace of mind before agreeing to have surgery, but also to make sure that surgery is necessary. In many cases, a more conservative treatment may be warranted, or the initial diagnosis may even be incorrect. In one study cited by the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NCBI), there was “a large discordance between first and second opinions regarding diagnosis and need for spinal surgery. This suggests that obtaining a second opinion could reduce potentially unnecessary surgery.” In fact, the diagnosis “was concordant in only 257 (53.0%) of participants.”
When it’s time to put an end to your pain, visit DISC Spine Institute, experts in minimally invasive treatments, the most effective medical procedures to treat and eliminate chronic back pain today. Minimally invasive surgical techniques mean treating chronic back pain is easier than ever, with outpatient treatments, small incisions, and a quicker recovery time instead of a long hospital stay.