Spinal Fusion

by Dr. David Bomback

Because a spinal fusion is a complex procedure that requires patient followup for at least 12 months following the surgery, second opinions are a wise idea.

 

posterior spinal fusionA spinal fusion implies welding one vertebral segment to another by placing down bone graft. The bone graft can be from your own bone (autologous), from a cadaver bone (allograft), or with artificial bone growth proteins. The point of a spinal fusion is to eliminate unnecessary or painful, irritating motion. This can be due to instability of the spine or scoliosis. Spinal fusions can be done with or without hardware (instrumentation). Because a spinal fusion is a complex procedure that requires patient followup for at least 12 months following the surgery, second opinions are a wise idea.

Dr. David Bomback

About Dr. David Bomback

Dr. Bomback has excelled throughout his entire academic career. After graduating high school as salutatorian, he then graduated cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University where he was named one of only five Rabi Scholars (for mathematics and science) in his class. He then earned his medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons,... Read More »