Ask Dr. Zabaleta: In which cases is endoscopic spine surgery recommended?

Contact Instituto Clavel hereEndoscopic surgery is the new revolution in minimally invasive procedures for spine surgery. It is especially useful for treatment of herniated discs and lumbar canal stenosis to relieve back pain or symptoms caused by nerve compression. Dr. Zabaleta explains the types of cases in which this type of surgery is recommended. 

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It is neccessary to operate on a benign brain tumor?

Benign brain tumors are primary, noncancerous tumors. They grow much more slowly than malignant tumors, and they are usually respectful of nearby brain tissue, but they can cause symptoms and can change over time. The neurosurgeons at Instituto Clavel explain the circumstances that determine whether a benign brain tumor requires surgery.

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Risks and complications after lumbar spine surgery: what are the symptoms?

Most of the population suffers at least one episode of severe back pain at some time in their life. When this condition becomes chronic, and conservative treatments do not improve quality of life, the patient may need to have surgery. There are certain complications and side effects that may occur following lumbar spine surgery, and in this article, we will tell you what they are and what symptoms they have.

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Can adolescent scoliosis be cured?

Scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine caused by the rotation of the vertebrae. The most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, which appears in young people or children while they are growing.

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Cervical or lumbar disc implants: frequently asked questions

Many patients have questions about the prosthetic implants used for cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery. At Instituto Clavel, we are specialists in arthroplasty or disc replacement surgery (ADR), and we are happy to answer those questions here.

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What is idiopathic scoliosis and how is it treated?

According to the World Health Organization, 3 out of every 100 people suffer from some type of scoliosis. Here, the experts at Instituto Clavel explain what idiopathic scoliosis is and how it is treated.  

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