Back Surgery in Boca Raton & Fort Lauderdale


Back Surgery Treatment Options

The successful treatment of any spine related problem begins and depends upon making an accurate diagnosis. As an orthopedic surgeon in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Hepler will evaluate your condition at one of our two offices. There he will diagnose your condition based on a thorough history and physical examination and appropriate imaging studies. Most spine conditions can be successfully treated with focused non operative intervention while some (likely less than 10%) will require some form of back surgery. Physical rehabilitation including range of motion, core strengthening, and aerobic conditioning (see exercises handouts or exercise videos) decreases chance of recurrence and optimizes activity level and function.

Back Surgery – A list of Surgical Procedures

Microdiscectomy

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Foraminotomy

Laminectomy

MicroEndoscopic Discectomy (MED)

Laminoplasty

Spinal Fusion

Posterior Lateral Fusion (PLF)

Posterior (Transforaminal) Lateral Interbody Fusion (P/TLIF)

Anterior Discectomy Fusion Instrumentation

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Direct Lateral interbody Fusion (DLIF)

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Corpectomy

Smith Peterson Osteotomy (SPO)

Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO)

Vertebrectomy

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty

Lumbar Disc Arthropasty


Back Surgery – Further Information

Back Surgery Boca Raton

As an orthopedic spine surgeon in Delray Beach, Dr. Hepler is available to perform back surgery in Boca Raton. However, as mentioned above, usually less than 10% of patients require some form of spine surgery. If you are ‘one of the 10%’, then the type of back surgery you receive will depend on your specific condition. You may wish to view a full list of conditions. For more information about back surgery in Boca Raton, please contact our office in Delray Beach. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Back Surgery Fort Lauderdale

In addition to Dr. Hepler’s Boca Raton location, he is also an orthopedic spine surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. Undergoing back surgery in Fort Lauderdale is also an option, however, as mentioned above, usually less than 10% of patients require some form of spine surgery. If you are ‘one of the 10%’, then the type of back surgery you receive will depend on your specific condition. You may wish to view a full list of conditions. For more information about back surgery in Boca Raton, please contact our office in Delray Beach. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.