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Spine Surgery Specialist

Subach Spinal Solutions

Spine Surgeons & Back Pain Doctor located in Arlington, VA

Conservative therapies are always the first line of treatment for back and neck problems, but when you continue to struggle with pain, spine surgery may be your best chance for restoring optimal health. At Subach Spinal Solutions in Arlington, Virginia, Brian Subach, MD, FACS, Diana DeWolfe, PA-C, MPAS, and the team have extensive experience in spine surgery. They perform safe and precise spine surgery using their in-depth knowledge, surgical skills, and expertise in robotic spine surgery. To learn more about your options, call the office or book an appointment online.

Spine Surgery Q & A

When might I need spine surgery?

Many types of spine conditions lead to pain, limited mobility, and in some cases, disability. Any spine condition may eventually require spine surgery, but surgery is only considered after all other conservative treatments have been exhausted.

The team at Subach Spinal Solutions considers all your options, offering nonoperative treatments before recommending surgery. They provide comprehensive care, from thoroughly evaluating your condition to providing extensive education about surgical procedures that may relieve your pain and your recovery process.

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Most surgical techniques that once required open surgery can now be done with minimally invasive surgery. Examples of spine conditions treated with minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Vertebral compression fractures

A minimally invasive procedure is performed using one or a few small incisions and specialized tools that are slender enough to fit through the incisions. One advantage of minimally invasive surgery is that small incisions cause significantly less trauma compared to open surgery.

Another exceptional benefit of minimally invasive surgery is that your surgeon at Subach Spinal Solutions can keep your muscles intact. Instead of cutting through your muscles, your surgeon cuts an incision in the upper tissues, then inserts a retractor that gently and gradually separates the muscle fibers.

When your surgery is finished, the muscles move back to their original position without needing a long time to heal. With minimally invasive surgery, you experience less pain, fewer complications, and a faster recovery.

What is robotic spine surgery?

The team at Subach Spinal Solutions has extensive experience using the Mazor robotic system. With this cutting-edge system, they can plan customized surgery based on your anatomy and condition. Then the system provides real-time imaging and guidance to improve accuracy and safety during your surgery.

What type of spine surgery might I receive?

Spine surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures. For some procedures, your surgeon makes the incision in the front of your body, called an anterior approach. Other procedures are performed with an incision placed in your back along the spine, called a posterior approach.

A few of the surgeries most often performed during spine surgery include:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Cervical or lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Instrumented fusion
  • Insertion of spinal cord stimulators
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy

If you struggle with back or neck pain and you need solutions that work, call Subach Spinal Solutions or schedule an appointment online.