Revision Spine Surgery

Although spine surgery may be intimidating, for those suffering from failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), the option of revision spine surgery can bring about positive changes to their daily lives that they haven’t felt in quite some time. Revision spine surgery is a secondary operation done to correct failed or incomplete spinal surgeries. It is typically performed when the patient.

When is Revision spinal surgery required?

Revision spine surgery may be necessary when a previous spinal surgery has not provided the desired results or has resulted in complications. Some common reasons for revision spine surgery include:  

  1. Adjacent segment degeneration/disease: Adjacent segment degeneration refers to the degenerative changes that occur in the vertebral segments adjacent to a previously fused spinal segment. This condition often occurs after spinal fusion surgery, where two or more vertebrae are joined together to stabilize the spine.

    Treatment options for adjacent segment degeneration include conservative measures such as physical therapy, pain management, and lifestyle modifications. In some cases, additional surgery may be needed to address the degenerative changes in the adjacent segments. Know more about Segment Degeneration.
  2. Recurrent symptoms: If the symptoms that led to the first spine surgery return or worsen, it may indicate that the initial surgery was not successful in addressing the underlying issue.  Revision surgery may be necessary to correct the problem and provide relief.  
  3. Incomplete surgery: In some cases, a spinal surgery may not have been completed due to complications or other reasons. This can result in ongoing symptoms and may require revision  surgery to complete the procedure.  
  4. New or worsening issues: Over time, new spinal problems may develop or existing ones may worsen. If these issues are not addressed, they can lead to ongoing pain and mobility issues. Revision spine surgery can address these new problems and provide relief.  
  5. Hardware failure: In some cases, the hardware used in a previous spinal surgery may fail or become damaged. This can cause pain and instability in the spine and may require revision surgery to replace.

What to expect during revision spine surgery:

Revision spine surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and may involve a combination of techniques, such as fusion, decompression, and/or the use of spinal instrumentation. The exact procedure will depend on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient’s needs. The recovery process for revision spine surgery will also vary depending on the procedure performed and the individual patient’s health.

If you are suffering from any of the above issues, Consult Dr. Rajesh verma to identify if revision spine surgery is the right choice for you.

Conditions we treat

Revision spine surgery can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Spinal stenosis: This is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Recurring disc herniation: A herniated disc occurs when the inner portion of a spinal disc protrudes through the outer layer, putting pressure on nearby nerves.
  • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS): This is a condition in which a previous spinal surgery has not provided the desired results or has resulted in ongoing pain and complications.
  • Pseudarthrosis: This is a condition in which a fusion surgery does not heal properly, resulting in instability and ongoing pain.
  • Radiculopathy: This is a condition in which a nerve root becomes compressed or irritated, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area.

If you have previously undergone back surgery and are still experiencing discomfort, there may still be options available to you. Make an appointment with the best Revision Spine Surgeon in Gurgaon and Delhi.

Take the first step towards relief and

reclaim your mobility.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions or concerns. Your well-being is our top priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recovery is a crucial aspect of any surgery, but it can often be more challenging for those undergoing revision spine surgery. Unlike initial spine surgery, which involves correcting a single issue, revision spine surgery involves addressing complications or failures from a previous surgery. This means that the recovery process will vary depending on the individual case and extent of the revisions needed. However, our experienced surgeons and comprehensive recovery plan ensure that you receive personalized care and support throughout your healing journey. Our team will closely monitor your progress and provide specialized physical therapy exercises to help strengthen your spine and prevent future issues. We understand that undergoing any spine surgery can be daunting, but with our advanced techniques and attentive care, we are confident in helping you achieve a successful recovery from revision spine surgery.
As with any surgery, there are always potential risks and complications that should be taken into consideration. However, with our state-of-the-art surgical techniques and highly skilled surgeons, the risks of revision spine surgery are greatly minimized. The most common risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Our team takes every precaution necessary to prevent these risks from occurring, including thorough pre-surgery evaluations and post-operative care plans. Additionally, our surgeons are experienced in handling any potential complications that may arise during the surgery. Your safety and well-being are our top priority throughout the entire process. Trust us to provide you with the best possible care for your revision spine surgery needs.
It is important to first consult with your primary care physician and a specialist in spine surgery to determine if you are a candidate for revision spine surgery. They will consider factors such as the severity of your initial spinal condition, the success of previous surgeries, and any potential risks or complications that may arise from a revision surgery. Additionally, it is important to carefully weigh the benefits and potential outcomes of the procedure before making a decision. Ask your doctor about their experience and success rates with revision spine surgeries, as well as any alternative treatment options that may be available. Ultimately, the decision should be made after thorough research and discussion with medical professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for your specific situation.
Preparation for revision spine surgery is crucial for both your physical and mental well-being. Firstly, it is important to follow any pre-operative instructions given by your doctor, such as quitting smoking and adjusting medication use. This will help reduce the risk of complications during surgery and promote a successful recovery. Mentally, it is important to have a positive mindset and trust in your surgeon’s expertise. You can also attend support groups or speak with other patients who have undergone the same surgery for reassurance and advice. Additionally, practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing can help manage any anxiety or stress leading up to the surgery. Physically, it is beneficial to maintain a healthy diet and engage in low-impact exercises recommended by your doctor to improve your overall health and strengthen your body for the surgery. By preparing both mentally and physically, you are setting yourself up for a smoother surgery experience and better chances of a successful outcome.

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