Looking for a spine surgeon? – 3 things to consider before choosing one

Back pain has become so unbearable that we’re finally considering spine surgery to help relieve our pain. Many consider the surgery as a last resort. Spine surgery requires a certain level of consideration and an expert consultation before any decision. In this article we will tell you how to make sure you’re choosing the best spine surgeon in Delray Beach. The right person to do your spine surgery – make an informed decision!

Spine surgeon Boca Raton – what kind of a doctor is he/she?

Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the body’s musculoskeletal system. That includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. An orthopaedic spine surgeon is an orthopaedist who further specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions. Within the field of orthopedics some doctors specialize in a particular part of the body. For example, Dr. Matthew Hepler, an orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach, specializes in spine surgery.

As with most things in life, the more we do something, the better we get at it. The same applies to spine surgery. By choosing a surgeon who focuses solely on spine surgery, you are choosing someone with greater experience for that particular part of the body. Some orthopaedic spine surgeons may even specialize further by exclusively treat certain spinal problems. That includes degenerative disorders, scoliosis or a particular region of the spine, for example cervical/neck or lumbar/low back.

Spine surgeon – points to ponder while choosing the right doctor

There are many specialists out there but how to distinguish which spine surgeon in Delray Beach is the right one? Read below a few tips that will help you decide whom to choose. For both a proper consultation, surgery and post-surgical care!

  1. Keep in mind that the decisions to proceed with surgery is always yours. Why? Because you’re the only one who can assess the pain. Remember, that spine surgery is almost always an elective procedure, and as a matter of fact, there are very few times that spine surgery is absolutely essential.
  2. It is crucial that the spine surgeon of your choice first and foremost educates you and assist with the decision-making process. A good spine surgeon in Delray Beach will always discuss all the options with you; he will describe what is technically possible, the difficulty and risk involved, potential benefits and consequences of every decision. Therefore, it’s crucial that you select a surgeon who is helpful in providing you with the information you need to decide whether or not to proceed with surgery.
  3. Always inquire how much the spine surgeon’s active medical practice devotes to spine surgery. This is a very important factor as a physician who focuses on spinal surgery and performs such surgeries on a regular basis is going to be far more adept and current in newer surgical techniques then one who performs spine surgery only occasionally.

Spine surgeon in South Florida- find out more about Matthew Hepler, M.D.

Dr. Matthew Hepler is an experienced spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach who offers expert, personalized medical care and state-of-the-art surgical procedures to treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Dr. Hepler is a Board Certified (ABOS) and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach with more than 17 years of experience. He focuses on complex deformity and treats the full spectrum of spine conditions such as back pain, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, sciatica, scoliosis, kyphosis, spine fracture, failed back surgery. Dr. Matthew Hepler provides leading expertise with compassionate, individualized care throughout south Florida (Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale).

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To find out more about Dr. Matthew Hepler, our spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, and inquire about spinal surgery or alternative treatments visit our website or simply call us at 954-530-4344.