Have you experienced an unsuccessful spine surgery? Have you been told you have to live with the pain and deformity?
While many centers are reluctant to try to correct a failed first procedure, Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers specializes in complex or challenging deformities—particularly those resulting from unsuccessful surgeries.
The board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons on our medical staff are nationally renowned leaders in their field and have developed a number of successful strategies to reverse the consequences of failed initial surgeries. At our Centers, we help patients realize positive outcomes and long-lasting, pain-free results—even those who were told nothing could be done.
Since 2012, our pre-eminent research team has published numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has received prestigious national and international awards, all of which reflect the important advancements the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers team has made in the treatment of scoliosis and adult spinal deformity. One of the busiest complex spinal deformity centers in Texas, the physicians on our medical staff perform 400–500 surgeries a year, on average.
The most common reason for spine revision surgeries is pseudarthrosis, a condition in which the spine does not heal correctly. Surgical revision may also be needed for junctional scoliosis or kyphosis that occurs when the discs above or below the initial fused area of the spine become worn, shrink or lose their shape. In some cases, individuals require revision surgery because they’ve developed a new deformity that is a secondary outcome of their primary surgery.
Revision surgery is essential to help identify the underlying problem. Every patient is different. That’s why patients at Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers go through a rigorous preoperative regimen to pinpoint the underlying problem, determine the best course of action and identify potential complications.
As a patient of the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Centers, you’ll also take comfort in the fact that you will be cared for every step of the way by a team consisting of office and hospital personnel who work closely with you from pre-surgery preparation through surgery and then throughout the initial phases of rehabilitation. What’s more, we’ll follow your progress for a number of years after surgery to support you as you heal and help you move on with your life.