Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
North American Spine is expanding to the Sunshine State. The leader in minimally invasive spine surgery is now providing the exclusive AccuraScope procedure in Merritt Island, Florida.
Dr. Stanley Golovac will be performing the surgeries on Florida’s Space Coast, just one hour east of Orlando. Dr. Golovac is a pain management physician and performs cervical, thoracic, and lumbar versions of the AccuraScope.
The AccuraScope is an advanced, minimally invasive back pain procedure used to both diagnose and treat inter-vertebral lumbar discs, spinal stenosis and many other causes of chronic back pain.
Using a live x-ray for guidance and a tiny incision, Dr. Golovac inserts an endoscopic fiber-optic scope, like a small tube, through a small incision in the skin and into a natural opening at the base of the spine.
Dr. Golovac then examines the inside of the spinal canal and the discs of the lower back, from both sides of the spinal canal, to identify any tears, ruptures, herniations, bulges, scar tissues or other abnormalities. He then identifies inflammation and diagnoses the pain source in real time.
He then uses a number of instruments, including a laser, to shrink the damaged disc(s) or scar tissue, or treat the spinal stenosis, and relieve pressure on the spinal nerve(s). This mild spine procedure is usually completed in 30 to 40 minutes. Many patients experience immediate relief.
Dr. Golovac completed his education at UTESA University in 1985, where he received his Doctor of Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Golovac completed his postgraduate training in Family Practice Residency Program at St. Mary Hospital in New Jersey and in the Department of Anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Dr. Golovac gained extensive clinical experience in anesthesiology, emergency room medicine, and alternative services. He served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Center for several years, and then as a practicing Pain Consultant in the Miami area. He currently utilizes his expertise at Florida Pain, Merritt Island Surgical Center and Space Coast Surgery Center.
Dr. Golovac is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Board of Pain Management. He is certified by the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates, Federal License Examination and in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and Florida Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Golovac is also a member of the American Medical Association, and a current recipient of the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award Certificate (AMA PRA). This certificate recognizes physicians who complete at least fifty hours of continuing medical education annually.
While Dr. Golovac’s primary office is in Merritt Island, he also sees patients in Melbourne, which is a 20-minute drive south of Merritt Island.
For more information about Dr. Golovac, his Florida offices, and North American Spine, visit http://www.northamericanspine.com.