Dr. Wang explains the goal of cervical spine fusion surgery.
Well, there’s two parts to any type of surgery. First is, sort of the technical aspects. The goal of a cervical fusion is to decompress the spinal cord and the nerves and get a solid fusion and stabilize the spine, but that’s only the technical part of it. The main goal of the surgery is also to make the patient feel better. So the main goal is to make the symptoms go away and so the patient is very happy.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.
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