Los Angeles Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Comments on a New Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Technique Designed to Offer Relief from Sciatica and Chronic Back Pain

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Board certified spine surgeon Dr. Sanjay K. Khurana, an expert in minimally invasive back surgery, comments on the AIRO spinal fusion technique reported by WABC Eyewitness News

Spine Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Khurana

"AIRO, ALIF, and XLIF among others, have revolutionized the way we treat many common back problems and injuries, and enable us to give patients a new lease on life that includes less pain and more freedom,” said Dr. Khurana.

According to a report out of New York Presbyterian Hospital by “Medical Marvels,” the WABC Emmy-nominated digital series from Eyewitness News 7online, a new lumbar decompression and fusion procedure helps to restore mobility and chronic back pain relief in a patient suffering from an extreme form of sciatica.

Sciatica typically results from a herniated disk or bone spur on the spine that causes compression on part of the sciatic nerve, leading to inflammation, pain, and potential numbness in the affected leg. While many cases of sciatica can be treated conservatively over the course of a few weeks, severe cases of sciatica that do not respond to conservative treatment after six weeks often require spine surgery to relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve.

“For many patients, the chronic back pain that results from conditions like sciatica and degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, drastically limiting mobility and overall quality of life in many cases,” said Dr. Khurana, an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery in Los Angeles.

The AIRO technique uses GPS technology and CAT scan diagnostic imagining to help spine surgeons, like Dr. Khurana, operate on the spine with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. The benefits of minimally invasive procedures like AIRO include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter recovery periods
  • Greater accuracy and precision
  • Less risk for complications than with traditional open back surgery

“Minimally invasive spine surgery procedures, like AIRO, ALIF, and XLIF among others, have revolutionized the way we treat many common back problems and injuries, and enable us to give patients a new lease on life that includes less pain and more freedom,” added Dr. Khurana.

Dr. Sanjay Khurana is a board certified and fellowship trained pediatric and adult orthopedic spine surgeon in Los Angeles. He specializes in minimally invasive and robotic spine surgery procedures with an emphasis on degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and spinal deformity, spinal instability, spine trauma, spine tumors and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Khurana completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley and his medical school and orthopedic surgery residency at The Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Khurana completed his combined orthopedic and neurosurgical training at the prestigious University of Miami / Jackson Memorial spine fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Eismont and Dr. Barth Green.

To learn more about Dr. Sanjay Khurana, please call 310.321-4333 or visit http://www.laspinegroup.com.

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