Revolutionary ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies make spine surgery safer with fewer complications and less blood loss. If you need spine surgery, talk with our spine specialists to learn about our minimally invasive procedures — for a long-term solution to your spine condition.
We at the Ultrasonic Spine Institute (USI) employ safer, revolutionary ultrasound and radiofrequency technology to perform spine surgery. This technology is used as a major part of the procedure including the decompression of nerves and reducing blood loss. In contrast, laser spine surgery only uses the laser to remove soft tissues over the spine, a step that is often unnecessary in more modern minimally invasive techniques. The laser is just a light that burns soft tissues and is unable to remove bone. Laser spine surgery does, in fact, require incisions and traditional instruments to remove bone and ligament that is required to decompress the nerves, a common misconception.
We perform simple traditional discectomies and laminectomies for herniated discs and lumbar stenosis. We also, when required, perform all cervical and lumbar fusion procedures.
We utilize ultrasonic bone emulsification technology which effectively “melts” bone during laminectomy for discectomy or stenosis. This preserves soft tissue such as the spinal membrane, reducing the possibility of complication such as spinal fluid leakage. In addition to traditional decompression instrumentation, we also employ the use of the Aquamantys System which utilizes transcollation technology that combines radiofrequency energy and saline to stop bleeding quickly by shrinking blood vessels. This helps to minimize blood loss and reduce transfusion rates during spine surgery.
These “ultrasonic” techniques are important to successful spine surgery as they address the most important aspects of spine surgery: decompression, reducing blood loss, and minimize the incidence of spinal fluid leak. We at the USI are pleased to offer these technologies to our patients and feel we offer a much more effective and comprehensive alternative to laser spine surgery.
We develop personalized surgical and non-surgical treatment plans. We leverage the experience of our award-winning physicians who specialize in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and other sub-specialities to offer the best possible outcomes. We have locations throughout the Long Island, NY region, providing unparalleled spine expertise to patients of all ages.