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Revision Spine Surgery

Revision Spine Surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed to correct the problems a patient has developed from a previous failed neck or back spine surgery. A Revision Spine Surgery may be considered for patients that had a previous spine operation that either failed to relieve pain from the initial condition or caused further internal complications due to a misdiagnosis, surgeon error, lack of fusion, infection, hardware malfunction, or lack of recovery.

It is important that patients use a revision surgeon who specializes in tending to an already tender surgical site. During the consultation, a revision surgeon specialist will determine the best diagnostic imaging and tests to correctly diagnose the cause of pain after surgery and determine the best option to help fix the problem. Some complications such as loose screws or infection may require immediate revision spine surgery.

If you are experiencing chronic back pain, numbness or sensation loss, or a shooting pain in your back, legs, neck and/or arms after a previous spine surgery, schedule an appointment with our award-winning Revision Spine Surgeon to confirm with certainty that a revision spine surgery is necessary. 

Reasons to Consider Revision Spine Surgery

Are you a candidate for Revision Spine Surgery?

Many patients come to the Spine Institute seeking Dr. Marc Cohen’s expertise in Revision Spine Surgery. Dr. Cohen is highly trained and skilled to perform all of his procedures with a minimally invasive or less invasive approach making him one of the top spine surgeons in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. 

These procedures will not always be deemed appropriate for every patient. During an evaluation, Dr. Cohen provides each patient with personalized care and can determine whether you are a candidate for revision spine surgery and then determines which spine approach will be more effective. 

If you are experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms after a previous spine surgery, you may be a candidate for revision spine surgery. We will strive to deliver the permanent pain relief you need.

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A Message from Dr. Cohen

“Spine surgery remains one of the most intriguing, complex and challenging fields. I have been performing this type of surgery for more than 30 years, focusing on conventional spine procedures and minimally invasive surgery. Besides the technical challenges of surgery, the clinical challenges of making the right diagnosis are very appealing to me. I carefully evaluate the problem, determine the pathology and access the complexity of the condition. The decision to consider spine surgery should always come after trying non-surgical or conservative options. However, when the pain is persistent and clearly related to an anatomical problem, then surgery is a reasonable option.

At my practice you will be matched with a patient advocate who will act as a medical concierge, guiding you through paperwork, preliminary testing and any healthcare requirements that are needed at each step of the surgical process. My level of specialty training at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as well as my focus on the spine has contributed to my enhancement and surgical technique, which in turn, has led to an overall improved success rate in patient outcomes.

The right treatment plan begins with the right diagnosis. My patients can rely on precise clinical evaluation combined with state-of-the-art surgery. This provides patients with the peace of mind that they are receiving the best possible care and therefore better outcomes.”

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