Mike (PTA) interviews Spinal Surgeon Dr. Abbasi about different spinal surgeries.
Dr. Hamid R. Abbasi has performed thousands of minimally invasive surgeries, is board-certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and currently has clinics in Burnsville, MN, and Alexandria, MN. Dr. Abbasi is one of the nations leading spine surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries and is one of the most experienced surgeons performing the OLLIF (Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion) procedure. He is the only Surgeon currently performing the MIS-DTIF (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Interbody Fusion).
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0:00 Intro Song
0:08 Dr. Abbasi Background
0:46 What is The OLLIF Spinal Fusion Procedure
3:51 Who’s a Good Candidate for OLLIF Spinal Fusion?
4:47 What Dr. Abbasi Tries with Patients Before Doing Surgery
7:04 Warning Signs That You May Need Back Surgery
8:30 What is a Microdiscectomy?
10:49 What is a Spinal Disc Replacement?
14:23 How Long Should You Wait to Have Back Surgery?
15:39 The Side Effects of Waiting too Long to Have Back Surgery
16:54 Osteoporosis & Back Surgery
21:07 Common Back Surgeries for a Compression Fracture
23:49 Is Your Hip Pain Coming from Your Back, Hip or SI Joint
25:39 SI Joint Surgeries
27:57 Self-Test for SI Joint Pain
29:15 Can you Perform Spine Surgery on Obese Patients
32:15 New Surgeons Needed for OLLIF Procedure
32:46 Expanding Inspired Spine to Texas & Other States
34:00 OLLIF & Inspired Spine Information
35:23 Current Inspired Spine Clinic Locations
35:54 Ending Remarks--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bobandbrad/support