For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion.
A second opinion from Alamo Brain and Spine can provide you the following benefits:
- Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other nonsurgical options that can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.
- If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed? You may not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.
- Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome?
- Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery? This may allow you to be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.
Could you benefit from a second opinion? And is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?
Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. After learning of your condition, the specialists at Alamo Brain and Spine can advise you if a second opinion would be helpful and worth the expense.
NOTE: You can upload your patient data remotely to save time AND allow other doctors/surgeons to collaborate remotely. Please contact us for more information.
Second Opinion Form
Scott B. Phillips, MD is a neurological spine surgeon based in San Antonio who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, spinal cord stimulator implants and other brain disorders, including brain tumor and chiari decompression. Patients travel from Bexar County, San Marcos and South Texas, including Corpus Christi, Kingsville, McAllen and Brownsville for treatment of back pain, neck pain, brain tumor, carpal tunnel and epilepsy-related neurological problems. Dr. Scott Phillips provides a second opinion for back surgery and neck surgery, and emphasizes non-surgical treatment options in advance of spine surgery. Where surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc or spinal instability, Dr. Phillips uses minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and advanced technology like the artificial disc to help patients relieve pain symptoms and get back to activity. This spine neurosurgeon expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day. This educational web site at AlamoBrainandSpine.com has home remedies for back pain, neck pain and herniated disc. This site also has our philosophy of care about controversial treatments like laser spine surgery.