Our Specialty Is Conservative Spinal Care
Dr. David Barnett takes a conservative approach to spinal care. Many patients find relief from pain and day-to-day limitations with therapies that are non-surgical. Surgery is typically the final step—and is used when other options fail to halt degeneration or correct the underlying condition. Further, advancements in technology and surgical techniques allow many spine conditions to be corrected with a minimally invasive approach. Dr. Barnett specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, which has less blood loss, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Dallas
There are a number of spinal conditions and disorders that can be successfully addressed with minimally invasive (MIS) surgery. Stenosis, herniated discs, and nerve compression in the cervical and lumbar spine are just a few examples.
The primary advantages of MIS on the spine include less tissue disruption, decreased risk of complications, shorter operative times, smaller surgical wounds, and faster recovery periods. With the expertise of a leading spine surgeon Dallas residents trust for compassionate, state-of-the-art care, patients can look forward to returning to a pain-free and high quality of life in a few short months.
Cervical Spine (Neck) Surgery
The neck, or cervical spine, is made of seven vertebrae that are separated and cushioned by intervertebral discs. Cervical spine surgery is generally performed to treat spinal instability, nerve impingement, or radiculopathy–pain that radiates from the neck down to the arms. The following types of neck surgery can help alleviate severe pain, tingling, mobility issues, and weakness.
Lumbar Spine (Lower Back) Surgery
Dr. Barnett treats a range of conditions that affect the lumbar spine, which consists of 5 vertebrae between the pelvis and the ribcage. Lower back surgery is sometimes indicated when mechanical or age-related problems with the vertebrae or nerves cause pain, weakness, or other symptoms that interfere with daily life. These spine procedures include:
Spine & Neurosurgery Conditions We Treat
Why a Neurosurgeon and not just a Spine Surgeon?
Dr. Barnett is a board-certified neurosurgeon with advanced training in the conservative treatment of spinal disorders. He has 26 years of experience in diagnosing and managing disorders involving intraspinal vasculature and degenerative conditions of the spinal column, and the nervous system. While there is some overlap in training for both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, the field of neurosurgery specializes in a broader range of complex spinal surgeries.
Second Opinion for Spinal Surgery
Patients who are well-informed about their spinal condition and treatment options are in a better position to advocate for themselves. There are a number of highly successful conservative and surgical treatments for spinal disorders and injuries. However, surgery is not always the best or only option worth considering. If you are seeking a second opinion for your diagnosis or recommended treatment plan, Dr. Barnett can help.
Contact Us for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
If you are struggling with pain or need a second opinion for your spinal condition, we invite you to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Barnett today. Contact a Dallas neurosurgeon who specializes in both minimally invasive spine surgery and conservative therapy options.
What Our Patients Have to Say
It was a pleasure working with Dr. Barnett for my recent spinal surgery. He explained exactly what was needed in terms I could understand, and was genuinely interested in my needs before, during, and after surgery. I felt confident that he knew what was needed to eliminate my pain and the problems that caused it. His office staff was pleasant and efficient at every visit. I especially appreciated the fact that he prayed with me before surgery, knowing that we shared a faith relationship through Christ. I had a good result from the surgery and a good recovery, and I’m thankful that Dr. Barnett was my surgeon.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and let us help you start feeling better today.