Am I a Candidate?
Have you experienced any of the following?
You have been diagnosed
With sciatica, bulging disc, herniated disc, low back pain, facet joint disease?
Dr. Rodriguez is board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has treated these conditions routinely for over nine years. Least invasive procedures are the main reasons why patients come to him for relief. Patients are more satisfied with their outcomes, and they go back to work and play sooner
You are In pain or suffering
When exercising, sleeping, standing or sitting for a long time, and trying to enjoy normal activities
Minimally invasive spine surgery shouldn’t be your first consideration or should you fear surgery. When your not enjoying life, losing days of work or productivity, our least invasive options are a great way to get back to what you love without long and painful recovery.
Your recent visit to see the spine surgeon lasted only 5 minutes
You waited 1 hour or more, and when the spine surgeon finally arrived he only spent 5 minutes with you. Were you comfortable with their short visit and opinion?
Dr. Rodriguez understands that his patients are in pain and they want their surgeon to have compassion and listen to them. Because his practice is concierge style, he routinely spends 45 minutes with his patients. Your every concern deserves his attention and answers that put you at ease.
You failed to get relief
With pain management injections and radiofrequency (RF) ablations or you got relief, but it only lasted 6 months?
Our least invasive procedures are providing lasting relief from failed pain management and sparing patients from minimally invasive spinal surgery (MIS). For many patients, Dr. Rodriguez is using endoscopic spine surgery (Less Invasive than MIS) to alleviate painful neck, back, and leg pain.
You’ve been offered a spine fusion
By your local spine surgeon, and can’t afford to be out of work for 4 to 6 weeks or longer
Spinal fusions are appropriate for some patients. However, least invasive options such as endoscopic spine surgery should always be considered to relieve pain before every agreeing to a spinal fusion. In fact the recovery and return to administrative work is about 2 – 3 weeks.
You had minimally invasive surgery
And you’re still in pain
Pain is a debilitating thing to endure daily. At the international Spine Institute, our board-certified spine surgeon uses least invasive, endoscopic spine surgery, before ever considering minimally invasive spine surgery. These procedures dramatically reduce the post-operative pain, need for narcotic pain medication and recovery times associated with minimally invasive spine and open surgery.