Dr. Jeff Silber
Dr. Jeff Silber is an Orthopedic in Massapequa specializing in spine surgery. He practices at The University Associates at Great Neck and here at Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at The Hospital Of The University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He serves as the Associate Chair for Orthopedics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell Health. Dr. Silber is Division Chief for Spinal Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell Health and the Associate Professor for Orthopedic Surgery at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University.
Dr. Jeff Silber has been in practice for 14 years as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Prior to that, he was a chiropractor for 2 years in private practice.
Treatment For All Types Of Orthopedic Care And Spine Surgery
Treatment For All Needs:
• Affiliated with Long Island Jewish
• General orthopedic care
• Spine surgery
• Surgical consults
• Shoulders, knees, hip care
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What Are The Different Types Of Spine Surgery?
For patients looking to find relief from back pain or other related symptoms, spine surgery is often the only option. While this can be an anxiety-inducing prospect, having an operation performed by an expert Orthopedic in Massapequa will mitigate the chances of any complications, getting you back to full health. The team at Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation would like to review the most common types of spine surgery and what they entail.
Whether it be due to natural causes such as aging, or a variety of serious conditions, one of the most common spine-related issues people face is the degeneration of spinal discs. These discs are stationed in between each vertebra to offer support and reduce friction. When they begin to degenerate, the vertebrae can rub up against each other and cause pain. Spinal fusion surgery is done to combat the decay of disc health. During this operation, our Orthopedic in Massapequa will fuse the affected vertebrae to increase the stability of your spine and rid you of pain.
Similar to a spinal fusion, a discectomy is performed as a result of issues with your spinal discs. However, unlike with a spinal fusion, this operation is performed on those suffering from a herniated disc as opposed to a total degeneration. This medical condition occurs when one of your spinal discs bulges out of place and presses against the spinal nerves. A discectomy involves removing the herniated portion of the disc to allow for optimal healing.
An interlaminar implant is a less invasive alternative to a laminectomy and spinal fusion. During this procedure, our Orthopedic in Massapequa will implant a “U” shaped device between the two affected vertebrae in the lower back. This device takes the pressure off of the spinal nerves by keeping the space between the two vertebrae open.
At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our team knows the difficulty that spine-related problems can bring. That is why we are committed to providing top-tier care to all patients who need help. When it is determined that spine surgery is the best course of action, you can trust that you’re in the best hands possible with our Orthopedic in Massapequa. If you believe spine surgery is in your future, be sure to contact us today!
What is a Laminectomy?
A laminectomy is a form of back surgery used to help relieve compression or pressure on the spinal cord, typically caused by spinal stenosis. The reason it’s called a laminectomy is that during this procedure, your doctor will remove part of the bone that forms your vertebral arch called the lamina. This type of surgery is only performed if the pain your experiencing is affecting your everyday life. If you or someone you know has been looking for an orthopedist in Massapequa, visit Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation. Dr. Jeff Silber is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in laminectomies and various other spinal surgery treatments. Continue reading to learn more about laminectomies and how you may need one yourself:
Why are laminectomies performed?
Structures that place pressure on the spinal cord can cause various types of symptoms to occur. These symptoms are often times very painful and can even be debilitating. These symptoms may include the following:
- Numbness or weakness in the legs
- Mild to extreme back pain
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty controlling bowel or bladder movements
Usually, patients who suffer from spinal stenosis will have a laminectomy to relieve the pressure off of the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis, which is a condition that causes the spinal column to narrow, also causes the onset of various types of symptoms. It’s when these symptoms start to impede on a patient’s everyday life that an orthopedist in Massapequa will alert you that a laminectomy would be recommended.
It can be agreed that any type of surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience. That is why some find it relieving to know exactly how the procedure will be conducted. The first step in prepping for surgery, your surgeon will clean the skin around the surgical site. They will then proceed to make an incision either in the middle of your back or neck. The surgeon will then begin to remove parts or all of the lamina and remove any bone spurs present. Once this is completed, the surgeon will use stitches to close the incision. An anesthesiologist will also be present throughout the entire surgery, monitoring to make sure you don’t feel any pain while under the anesthetics. It may seem daunting but this procedure only takes one to three hours to complete.
After surgery, your doctor will most likely ask that you move around a bit. It’s usually required you stay one to three days in the hospital before you can be released, though this surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis. During recovery, it’s crucial to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity. It’s also important to schedule follow up visits with your surgeon to make sure everything is healing properly.
Orthopedist in Massapequa
If you have been searching for an Orthopedist in Massapequa, contact our team at Massapequa Pain Management and Rehabilitation. We offer a wide range of services, from orthopedic care and spinal surgery to chiropractic care, PT, and pain management, that can help you feel your best! Don’t wait and contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled chiropractors.