Navigation Links
La Jolla Neurosurgeon Introduces Cutting-Edge Surgery for Scoliosis Patients

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of all adults over the age of 70 have adult degenerative scoliosis, and patients seeking treatment  are looking for more effective and lower risk treatment options for their chronic pain. William Taylor , M.D., a renowned UCSD neurosurgeon based in La Jolla, Calif., who focuses on the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders, is now using a cutting-edge surgical approach for scoliosis treatment that produces better outcomes, decreases recovery time and reduces risk of complications.

Most surgeons surgically treat scoliosis with a standard approach called an "open" procedure. This requires a large posterior incision and long hospital stay, which creates greater risk for complications and may result in a slower recovery.

"There are a number of changes taking place within the standard and common treatment of scoliosis," says Dr. Taylor. "The majority of doctors choose to treat the pain instead of the problem, which may be a temporary fix. Those who decide to treat the problem often use invasive methods that require major surgery, with over a year of recovery time. In elderly patients, this method can be very complicated and risky."

Dr. Taylor uses a minimally invasive method to perform the scoliosis surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is a safer alternative to standard surgery as it uses innovative techniques and specialized instruments to reach the problem area.

Dr. Taylor has performed more than 1,000 minimally invasive spine procedures over the past two decades, and he is pleased to now offer the advanced technique for his scoliosis patients, including the elderly population. The procedure to correct curvature of the spine involves a few small incisions in the back, which is less disruptive to a patient's natural anatomy, with reduced trauma to the muscle, tissue, nerves and blood vessels.

"By using a minimally invasive approach to scoliosis treatment, patients may anticipate many benefits," explains Dr. Taylor. "They include decreased pain, just a few weeks of recovery time, much lower risk of complications, shorter hospital stays, increased mobility and, most important, a quicker return to what was once their normal way of life. It is a treatment that is safe for the elderly population, and a surgery option that offers less risk and higher reward for any patient."

To learn more about Dr. William Taylor and minimally invasive scoliosis surgery, visit

Media Contact:
Lisa Morbete  

SOURCE Dr. William Taylor
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Investor Presentation Now Available for On-Demand Viewing at
2. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company to Webcast, Live, at on July 12th
3. San Diego Based Neurosurgeon Offers Groundbreaking Treatment to Restore Function for People Suffering from Mobility Inhibiting Paralysis
4. TI introduces lowest-power octal, 100-MSPS ADC for medical, industrial imaging applications
5. Viviscal Introduces New Extra Strength Supplement with 50% More AminoMar Marine Complex
6. New Study Introduces Valuable Tool to Aid Doctors and Patients in Choosing Successful Outcomes for Cheek Rejuvenation
7. Hopkins Medical Products Introduces Portable Wireless Wheelchair Scale
8. Total 3D Solutions Introduces Cinema ProMED System to Create Immersive Video Experiences for Dental Patients
9. Novo Nordisk introduces HemaGo, a mobile application to track hemophilia treatment, bleeding episodes and life events
10. Anthro Introduces Steves Station Curve at RSNA 2012
11. Filtrona Porous Technologies Introduces New Medical-Grade Foams And Unique Fiber Products For Clean Environments At MEDICA / COMPAMED Trade Fair
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/11/2017)... PARK, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX ... national scientific team that developed an innovative way to ... quantity of the delivery of new drugs. ... 2017 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers ... General Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob ... sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational ... and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):