Orthopedic Doctor Specialist in Spine Surgery
Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
*Dr. Oscar Ivan Morales Lepe has extensive knowledge in the care and treatment of all spinal conditions, including congenital deformities, degenerative diseases, spinal tumors, and spinal trauma, in both adults and children.
*He continually strive to increase awareness of new advancements in the field by attending meetings and courses to learn about the latest advancements in spinal care and surgery.
Common Spine Conditions and Disorders
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
This type of surgery uses smaller incisions than standard surgery. This often causes less harm to nearby muscles and other tissues. It can lead to less pain and faster recovery after surgery.
In general, the goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — often a result of conditions such as spinal instability, bone spurs, herniated discs, scoliosis or spinal tumors.
As opposed to open spine surgery, minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer and require less recovery time. Because of the reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues (compared to open procedures), the potential benefits are:
Surgery for sciatica is usually considered when leg pain and/or weakness is persistent or progressive even after several methods of non-surgical sciatica treatments have been tried. In a few cases, surgery may be considered as the first option.
The goal of a decompression surgery is usually to relieve pain caused by nerve root pinching.
There are two common causes of lumbar nerve root pressure: from a lumbar herniated disc or lumbar spinal stenosis. This type of pain is usually referred to as a radiculopathy, or sciatica
Advanced Spine Surgery
The primary purpose of back surgery or neck surgery is to correct an anatomical lesion in individuals who doesn´t show any improvement with conservative (nonsurgical) treatment. Surgery is not an option for patients when an anatomical lesion can not be identified.
Modern spine surgery has made major advancements in both technique and spinal instrumentation/implants over the past couple of decades, but by far the most significant advancement in spine surgery has been better preoperative imaging techniques, which have greatly improved the ability of surgeons to identify accurately and correctly an anatomic lesion as a cause of pain.
Specifically, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) has revolutionized back surgery. It is most often the best test to identify an anatomical lesion responsible for the patient’s problem.
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