Foraminotomy is a method of surgery that involves the expansion of the intervertebral or so – called foraminal opening by eliminating the areas of the vertebra that have undergone the formation of bone spines (osteochondrosis). Sometimes treatment is accompanied by a clearer approach to the complication and requires the removal of a small part of the intervertebral disc. In osteochondrosis, it is indicated for foraminal intervertebral stenosis and root pain syndrome.
What is this service, for what purposes, and what will the patient receive?
The vast majority of patients underestimate the severity of the situation, when complications progress at a faster rate, neglect examinations and, consequently, do not receive treatment. As a result, the pathology is triggered so much that it is possible to improve the patient’s condition and restore the normal functioning of the PDS only with the help of surgical methods of treatment.
The operation is performed under General anesthesia by endoscopic method, which makes it possible to facilitate and shorten the rehabilitation period, as well as avoid the formation of large scars. All the necessary tools are inserted into your body through an endoscope, and for its installation, a skin incision of no more than 1 cm is sufficient.
Endoscopes are equipped with LEDs and a video camera that transmits the image in real time to the computer screen, so our surgeon can perform all the necessary work and at the same time significantly reduce the risk of complications.
Foraminotomy in Orlando is performed under the supervision of our specialists in the field of surgery. Each of them has passed special training and received a high qualification of a surgeon. You can be sure of our professionalism and entrust the operation to its best masters.
Our center is located near these locations:
Pine hills, Downtown, Winter garden, Metrowest, Altamonte, Apopka, Ocoee, Windermere, Doctor Phillips, Belle isle, Pine castle, Edgewood , Baldwin Park, College park, Millenia, Winter park, Goldenrod, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Casselberry, Azalea, Oviedo, Lake Mary.
Foraminotomy Success Stories
Gary’s story starts more than 6 years ago when he had numbness and pain in his neck which radiated down his arms and into his hands. It came on for no reason he knew of and slowly got worse and worse. He tried acupuncture, physical therapy, a chiropractor, and bodywork, when those didn’t work, he went to a spine specialist. He didn’t like the recommendation – a 2-level fusion. So he went to another doctor, again the recommendation was a 2-level spinal fusion.
Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Michael A. Thomas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Touch of Health Clinic
The clinic Touch of Health is a modern and well-equipped medical center. Our specialization is traumatology and orthopedics. The doctors are highly-qualified professionals which are well-known in their field. We provide full diagnostics, medical treatment and physical therapy for different types of injuries including sport and car traumas. Our orthopedic center provides a full specter of diagnostic methods like x-ray and MRI. We care about our patients and are ready to help at any time.