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:
Only after a comprehensive consultation with a qualified and experienced surgeon can you really know which procedure offers long-term relief for your specific condition. If you are considering back surgery to relieve chronic pain, learn what the term “back surgery” really means and which type would be most helpful for you.
“There is a heart here, there’s a heartbeat that goes on in this place, it starts with Dr. Bonati no doubt and it feeds into everybody who works in this place, it’s very phenomenal…”
“I had 3 procedures and I’m now pain free, medication free, and it’s truly a miracle. So If you’re thinking about having a back surgery you got to come to Bonati. As they say the buck stops here, the pain stops here.”
“After surgery I got up off the table, and walked into the recovery room and haven’t had a pain since, it was just a miracle. I am very happy that I came here. It’s just like a life changing event for me...”
“After my first 2 surgeries, the lack of pain just gave me a brand new life. I was able to walk, I was able to exercise. The pain that I had is gone, I mean it’s absolutely gone... ”
“This is the place to go for desired treatments and results. Walk-in experiencing pain, walk out pain free. What a pleasant experience. Professional, friendly staff...”
“Dr. Bonati is a Godsend for me! I would not trust anyone else but him to do any surgery...”
“The staff is fantastic. Just the way I have been treated from beginning to the end. Red carpet treatment. Dr. Uteg was very professional/courteous & a man with great character & compassion....”
“Dr. Bonati, there is nowhere else in this world that I would go or suggest for others to go for neck & spine problems! Words can’t describe the B.S.I....”
“Dr. Scott, very helpful in explanation of procedures, easy to talk with, very friendly, great working attitude, goes above and beyond to explain all steps and process of his job. In all a great surgeon....”
"It was like a miracle, I could play with my grandchildren which was the best thing because imagine not being able to hold your own grandchild for fear your back will go out, you can’t enjoy anything like that and they gave THAT back to me. ....”