Advanced Surgery of the Back and Neck
The Bonati Spine Procedures utilize patented instruments and methods that were developed by Orthopaedic Surgeon and Bonati Spine Institute founder Alfred O. Bonati. The Bonati Spine Procedures are solely performed by surgeons trained exclusively by Dr. Bonati.
Our comprehensive protocol includes an extensive analysis of MRI or CT studies, along with a full physical examination and thorough evaluation of the patient’s symptoms. These methods assist the surgeon in isolating the exact cause of pain. Only then will a Bonati Spine Institute surgeon prescribe a tailored surgical plan to target the source of pain and provide a solution for the patient’s condition. Depending on the condition and location of the affected area, the surgeon will perform an array of techniques exclusive to the Bonati Spine Institute.
The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed incrementally, one vertebral level at a time, to address the main causes of pain first. The Bonati Spine Institute does not use general anesthesia. Through the use of local anesthesia and conscious IV sedation the patient is comfortable, responsive, and able to provide feedback to the doctors throughout the procedure. This allows our spinal surgeons to target the source of pain with pinpoint accuracy. While in the operating room, the surgical team will confirm the patient is able to complete a series of mobility exercises and verify that the pain has been successfully treated. After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the post-operative care unit for rest and observation, and then a post-operative consultation with the surgeon will help determine if additional procedures included in the surgical plan are necessary. Follow-up surgeries are usually scheduled within a few days of the first surgery, to allow any swelling to subside. During this time, the patient will be given a regiment of walking therapy.
The Bonati Spine Procedures may include an array of the following procedures: