Cervical Spine Surgery
Patients who decide to work with us here at the office of Dr. Han Jo Kim will receive various treatment options based on the condition you are experiencing.
Dr. Kim is well versed in performing the following procedures:
When To Receive Cervical Spine Surgery?
Due to spinal surgery's extreme invasiveness, this form of treatment should first be considered when all others have failed to deliver the desired results. Dr. Kim understands this and will never rush to force a patient to undergo a procedure. However, he also understands that waiting too long to operate can have permanent ramifications on a patient's health. Those dealing with the below symptoms who have been unable to find relief should seriously consider the surgical approach for healing and recovery:
- Neck pain.
- Suspected nerve impingement or damage.
Causes Of Cervical Spine Problems
Several problematic occurrences can cause previously mentioned symptoms and issues. The type of procedure that Dr. Kim administers will depend on the problem currently affecting your neck. Some of the most common problems that can lead to surgery may include:
- Degenerative disc disorders.
- Instability of the spine.
- Cervical deformities.
What Takes Place During The Procedure?
Once your neck issue has been diagnosed, Dr. Kim can move forward with the surgery needed to get you back to full health. The process first involves removing the disc, bone, or deformity, that is causing unwanted symptoms to occur. In some cases, the affected vertebrae will be fused to improve the stability of the spine. Bone grafts are performed to achieve this task. However, in some cases, metal plates are also screwed into the vertebrae for further stabilization.
Excellent care … Dr. Han Jo Kim. He gave me my life back. Such gratitude I have for the whole experience from consultation to after surgery. Thank you Dr. Han Jo Kim, you are the best!
Dr. Kim told me he could do the surgery and repair the damage. I was so thankful to hear this … surgery was 100% successful …
I will be forever grateful to Dr. Han Jo Kim, his staff, and my overall experience with HSS. Dr. Han Jo Kim made me feel confident that he could stop the progression of this condition with a C3-C7 laminectomy and laminoplasty. I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Kim as my surgeon … today I am living my active lifestyle without pain! I have returned to a regular exercise program including Pilates, biking, skiing, and golfing. I am able to walk miles without pain as my Fitbit records over 10,000 steps per day. Most importantly, I can play with my grandchildren! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Dr. Han Jo Kim, his staff and HSS!
The day I met Dr. Kim, I will never ever forget. I told him my story, and like no other doctor I have ever met before (even my personal physician for 35 years), he listened to every word in detail. Dr. Kim put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.’ The level of care I received from Dr. Kim and his entire staff was world class. I cannot express enough gratitude and appreciation for his entire team ... I feel so honored and blessed to have been a recipient of the unbelievable talent Dr. Kim brings to HSS.