Scoliosis And Spine Tumor Expertise
Our advanced Scoliosis & Spine Tumor specialty was established to improve outcomes among adolescents and adults with these conditions. Scoliosis, an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, can cause debilitating pain.
Spine tumors can threaten life, irritate or injure the spine and cause permanent disability. At Texas Back Institute, we bring you leaders in all manners of spinal deformity and tumor surgery, including in the most innovative minimally invasive, navigated robotic and traditional surgical techniques.
We surround each patient with the most appropriate treatments, support systems, and coping strategies to improve their outcome. No matter what your situation, the doctors at Texas Back Institute have the expertise you need to get you back to your life.
With advances in medical technology, patients suffering from pain due to degenerative spine conditions such as scoliosis now have more options than ever before. Each option has its own set of risks and benefits. At Texas Back Institute we first attempt to address your problem non-surgically. However, if that does not relieve your pain, your doctor might suggest several surgical options including:
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), combined with pedicle screws and rods, is used to re-align the spine.
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is similar to PLIF; the difference is that only one side of the back is accessed and affected.
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) is also done to create a 360° fusion (fusing the front and back portions of the spine).
- The XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure is a minimally disruptive surgical technique in which the surgeon approaches the spine from the side of the patient’s body, rather than the front or back as in traditional spine surgeries. The XLIF procedure does not require entry through back muscles, bones, or ligaments, resulting in less postoperative pain.
- Robotic software tools enable a variety of spine procedures used to treat scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities. Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ is transforming spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures that may reduce fluoroscopy—even for minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases.
Texas Back Institute stands at the forefront of medical research into neck and spine conditions. Our surgeons conduct groundbreaking clinical research and help to pioneer the use of new treatments and techniques. Concurrently, Texas Back Institute’s participation in ongoing FDA clinical trials demonstrates our continuing commitment to establishing new and effective treatments for back pain.
Texas Back Institute offers the Spine Surgery Fellowship, where physicians who have completed an accredited orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery residency program in the United States learn the most advanced techniques. Our multidisciplinary approach to spinal care and treatment includes several specialties, including Scoliosis and Spine Tumors.
Patients receive the most advanced treatment available with the most minimally invasive surgical techniques as we advance our knowledge through clinical research. Our Fellows implant a wide variety of internal fixation devices, learn to perform spinal injections, and implant spinal cord stimulators.
Fellows will also evaluate new surgical techniques in cadaveric training labs. Our faculty includes 20 Fellowship-trained spine surgeons, conservative care and pain management specialists, and allied health care professionals. This kind of mentorship may be unsurpassed in the back and spine industry.