Spine surgery remains a developing discipline. In the past 10-15 years, surgeons have made remarkable strides in understanding spinal biomechanics, and have developed techniques and instrumentation that allow us help people with even the most difficult problems. It is this evolving nature of this complex discipline that fascinates Dr. Babat.
Dr. Babat treats a range of spine problems: Neurologic compression , spinal deformity, and failed spinal operations.
Neurologic compression can occur at any level of the spine: Cervical (neck); Thoracic (upper back); Lumbar (low back). Depending on the severity and location, nerve or spinal cord compression can cause pain, weakness, numbness, loss of balance and coordination, and difficulty standing or walking. The goal of treating these problems is to relieve the pressure on the nerves, without causing instability in the spine. Dr. Babat can address these problems with a range of options, including injections, minimally invasive surgery, or open surgery.
Spinal deformity may be the result of the growth process or of degeneration (wear and tear), as well as due to previous failed surgery. Dr. Babat has worked on the development of many instruments and implants widely used in spine surgery. His clinical and biomechanical experience allows him to offer the most advanced, safest surgical techniques for even the most difficult cases.