In suitable cases patients who require removal of their discs to decompress the spinal cord and nerves can have an artificial disc inserted rather than perform a spinal fusion. This can help minimize the risk of developing problems at the adjacent levels following a fusion procedure.
Fusion surgery is commonly performed in the spine to alleviate pain and rectify deformity and is highly effective . Dr steel uses minimally invasive and percutaneous techniques to perform fusion surgery. He has performed more than 2000 fusion operations.
Dr Timothy Steel: Leading Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon
Dr Timothy Steel is a leading neurosurgeon and spine surgeon in Sydney with more than 18 years experience as a consultant neurosurgeon. He underwent 10 years of surgical training after his internship at some of the finest hospitals in Australia, the United States of America and England. Much of his time as a neurosurgeon has been spent at the leading edge of spine surgery in Australia, helping people attain a better quality of life. His meticulously approach to surgery and specialised individual patient care has established his international reputation.
Dr Steel has performed more than 7,000 minimally invasive neurosurgical spinal operations, more than 2,000 complex spine instrumentation operations and has performed more than 2,000 brain surgeries to date. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform ultra short segment fusion surgery for unstable spine fractures.
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