Dr. Joshua Rovner is an experienced spine surgeon who operates in New Jersey and New York. The reputable spine specialist is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, making him one of the most outstanding spine surgeons in New Jersey. Dr. Joshua Rovner is the lead surgeon at Progressive spine & Orthopaedics where patients can request a consultation and obtain the revolutionary and cutting edge treatments that he offers. Below we elaborate on some of those treatments and what patients can expect.
1. Laser Spine Injury
Laser spine surgery uses a laser to burn tissue instead of using the regular tools that cut tissue. Before getting laser spine surgery, a patient will be carefully examined by Dr. Rovner to ensure a smooth surgical process.
Advantages of Laser Spine Surgery
- A patient recovers fast since it involves minimally invasive process.
- It is effective when used for slight minor conditions (such as to shrink damaged intervertebral) and done by a professional.
Disadvantages of Laser Spine Surgery
- Laser spine surgery is not suitable for major spine conditions such as disc herniations or seriously damaged nerves.
- A laser can damage the nearby nerves thereby accelerating the pain.
- It is legal to be performed by doctors who don’t meet level of knowledge like spinal surgeon. This heightens the risk of damage to the nerves.
By visiting Dr. Rovner, a patient will be duly advised whether laser spine surgery is the best option for him/her. This is after being given the benefits and risks of this treatment. If laser spine injury is the best treatment, Dr. Rovner undertakes to refer the patient to his partner who is a trained professional. If the treatment is not the best, the doctor suggests the excellent treatment for the patient.
Robotic Spinal Surgery
Robotic spinal surgery was designed to enhance the safety and add the precision in all types of surgeries. The precision is increased to accuracy of 1mm which minimizes the risk of screw misplacement as experienced in traditional surgery. Robotic spinal surgery also reduces: exposure to radiation, postoperative pain, risks of complication and recovery period.
Dr. Rovner, has wide experience in this treatment and was the first to perform this orthopaedic spine surgery in New Jersey.
Advantages of Robotic Spine Surgery
- Minimizes the risk of nerve damage.
- It is a quick surgery with less associated risks.
- Enhances accuracy for placement of screws.
- Robotic spine surgery reduces exposure to radiation.
- It has higher degree of safety.
Disdvantages of Robotic Spine Surgery
The only possible drawback of robotic spine surgery is that it applies the renaissance spinal Robot which is found in limited places. However, Dr. Rovner has done many operations in New Jersey at the Hackensack University with excellent success rates.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a form of spine surgery applied to treat a disc herniation around the neck if surgical free treatments have failed. The surgery involves removing all or part of the herniated disc in the neck of the patient. Then the vertebral bones around the removed disc are surgically joined. Dr. Ronver reaches the disc through the neck instead of from the back.
Once the disc is detached, the vertebrae is strengthened, supported and stabilized with a bone graft put between the vertebrae. To boost firmness a titanium plate is attached in the affected bones. This provides safe and total recovery.
Removing the herniated disc is vital since it releases the pressure on the nerves hence alleviating the pain. If anterior approach is used, the delicate nerves are not touched. This minimizes the danger of neurological problems.
To request consultation with New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner, contact:
Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics
440 Curry Avenue, Suite A
Englewood, NJ 07631