CBS News Features The Florida Spine Institute’s Ability to Perform Complex Spine Surgery to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
CBS News recently featured neurosurgeons Dr. Robert Kowalski and Dr. Christopher Koebbe along with the Director of Pain Management, Dr. Ashraf Hanna from the Florida Spine Institute. During the interview, they reviewed why it is crucial to choose a doctor and hospital that implements cutting edge technology and techniques. The Florida Spine Institute is top rated and their team is making a difference in people’s lives in the Tampa Bay area.
The director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute, Dr. Ashraf Hanna, a board certified physician, explain what sets their clinic apart from others. “The Florida Spine Institute has top neurosurgeons, with a combined 20 year military medical field experience, that are highly skilled and very successful. The Florida Spine Institute offers a comprehensive wellness program and multi-disciplinary treatment modalities ranging from physical therapy, simple injections to procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation implants.”
“The majority of our patients do well with conservative care and only 5-10% of patients will have to undergo spine surgery. When it comes to spine surgery, our neurosurgeons offer all aspects of surgical procedures from minimally-invasive surgery to the more complex multi-level fusion surgery, instead of being limited to only one procedure like laser spine surgery.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Kowalski described some of the more complicated procedures he has performed in the past, including treating a patient with severe cervical spine disease. A recent patient had diseased discs in many parts of the spine that required very complex surgery. We performed multiple surgeries in the front and back of the spine with very successful results. Other surgery centers may not have been able to perform this type of complex surgery, but we have the experience and skills to do this safely and effectively.”
Dr. Christopher Koebbe then describes minimally invasive spine surgery, another treatment performed by the Florida Spine Institutes neurosurgery team. “The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to make the smallest incision as possible to minimize post-operative pain and recovery time, while maximizing the recovery of function for the patient. This allows the patient to go home the very same day of the procedure.”
Dr. Koebbe finished by adding, “We always strive to give the patient a return to the quality of life they are looking to achieve. We have patients traveling from all over the country to visit our team of doctors and our state-of-the-art facilities.”
The Florida Spine Institute is proud to offer the latest advancements in treating spinal surgery along with treating spine and joint pain for over 25 years. They are the leading and most trusted medical facility in the Tampa Bay area. You can watch the full interview below.