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If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]

How We?re Different

Preoperative Considerations

Are you a candidate for the X-STOP® procedure?

The X-STOP is indicated for patients aged 50 or older who have lumbar spinal stenosis. A diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis should be confirmed by a doctor with X-ray, MRI or CT scans. The X-STOP is indicated for patients with moderately impaired ability to function, who experience relief from their pain symptoms when bending forward. Patients receiving the X-STOP should have already been under a doctor’s care and getting non-surgical treatment for their symptoms for at least 6 months. The
X-STOP may be implanted at one or two levels of the lumbar spine.

Who should not receive it?

The X-STOP should not be used if you have:

  • an allergy to titanium or titanium alloy
  • spinal anatomy that would prevent implantation of the device or cause the device to be unstable in your body
  • cauda equina syndrome, which is a spinal nerve compression that causes bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • bone fractures or a diagnosis of severe Osteoporosis
  • an infection in your blood or anywhere near your lower back where the surgery is planned.

Preparing for Surgery

If you and your surgeon elect to go ahead with X-STOP IPD, there are several things you can do to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your surgery. You can increase the likelihood of a successful outcome by eating well-balanced nutritional meals as far in advance of your procedure as possible. Poor nutrition can reduce the body’s ability to heal itself.

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