Over the past decade, there have been dramatic improvements in the way that spinal fusion operations are performed. These newer techniques are often called minimally invasive spine surgery. The goals of all these techniques remain the same, to achieve a lumbar fusion thus providing stability to the lumbar spine, and lessen the patient’s pain. Dr. Batlle proudly performs Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion at WellSpine as a minimally invasive approach to spine surgery.
Herniated lumbar discs are among the most widespread causes of back pain, and result from protruding disc cushioning. In order to relieve the patient's discomfort, Dr. Batlle will perform a discectomy by removing parts of the protruding disc that are imposing the stress on surrounding nerves. visit the Spinal Wellness clinic at WellSpine to learn about how a Disectomy can help relieve you of your extreme spinal discomfort, and return your back to a healthier state.
Degenerative spinal disease can cause a patient's spinal support to deteriorate, and cannot be improved by other treatments and therapy. The Pedicle Screw placement at the lumbar site and improves the fusion rate among the targeted spinal regions. Dr. Batlle's approach to Pedical Screw fixation can allow patients to leave bedrest much sooner, and return to their regular routines very quickly.
Degenerative Disc disease (DDD) can cause patients persistent pain and extreme discomfort. Back pain can wear on a patient's spine and worsen DDD, but an artificial lumbar disc can be inserted to relieve the patient's discomfort and add support to his or her lower back. The artificla disc restores adjacent vertebrae to their normal positions, and relieves stress on the surrounding nerves.