New Technologies Reduce Surgical Time, Increase Spine Surgery Safety
Online PR News – 12-February-2015 – Rockville Centre, NY – Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) has announced the launch of the NSPC Ultrasonic Spine Institute. Under the direction of leading spine neurosurgeon William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., a senior partner in NSPC, the Institute uses leading-edge ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies to shorten surgery times and reduce complications. These technologies can be used in surgeries for a variety of spine conditions.
"Our team of board certified neurosurgeons are early adopters of this new, safer technology for both lumbar and cervical minimally invasive spine surgery," said NSPC CEO Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
"Unlike laser surgery, which is only used to remove soft tissues, ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies can be used as a major part of many spinal procedures," said Dr. Sonstein. "Among the uses are to decompress nerves and reduce blood loss. These technologies have really revolutionized spine surgery, and have dramatically increased patient safety."
The Medtronic Aquamantys System uses transcollation technology, which 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. The Misonix Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration System effectively emulsifies or “melts” bone during laminectomy for discectomy or stenosis. This enables the preservation of soft tissue including the spinal membrane to reduce the possibility of complications such as spinal fluid leakage.
The Ultrasonic Spine Institute treats a wide variety of conditions, including:
• Herniated Discs
• Spinal Stenosis
• Spine Tumors
The Ultrasonic Spine Institute is part of Neurological Surgery, P.C., the largest private neurosurgery practice on Long Island and in the tri-state area. Known for offering innovative brain and spine treatments, this group includes award-winning specialists who serve as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of the region’s most prestigious hospitals.
In addition to serving as Director of the Ultrasonic Spine Institute and as senior partner with NSPC, Dr. Sonstein is Chief of Neurosurgery at North Shore-LIJ Hospital at Plainview (NY).
To learn more about world-class, minimally invasive spinal surgery at the NSPC Ultrasonic Spine Institute, call (516) 255-9031.
About Neurological Surgery, P.C.
Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders. These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx®), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery. The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals. NSPC offers nine convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For more information, call 1-800-775-7784 or visit www.NSPC.com.