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:12/1/2015)... Va. , Dec. 1, 2015  AccuTEC ... unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity ... the design and engineering of bladed products where ... --> --> Serving manufacturers ... glass, and auto glass equipment, AccuTEC,s product lines ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. , Dec. 1, 2015 ... the fight against HIV/AIDS, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: ... partnerships through its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to significantly ... adolescent girls, who make up 74 percent of ... 1 . Announced on World AIDS Day, these ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... New York , December 1, 2015 ... Contraceptive Pills, Contraceptive Injectables, Topical Contraceptives, Male ... Implants, Contraceptive Vaginal Rings, Contraceptive Diaphragms, Contraceptive ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and ... released by Transparency Market Research (TMR).The report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... According to an article published on November 16th ... the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, claiming that any states which do ... the clause in the law prohibiting the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions. The ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... Dr. Paul Vitenas, one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Texas ... Best Single Physician Practice in the nation. Dr. Vitenas and his practice were named ... industry publication. , Dr. Vitenas said he was very honored to receive such ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... have seen vast improvements in scientific research and discoveries, leading us to better ... hope and relief to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Mediaplanet’s cross-platform edition of “World ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... the United States. Podiatrists are well aware that psychology-based patient non-compliance (disobedience of ... often catastrophic contributors to diseases of the diabetic foot. The American Board ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Visage accelerates mobile imaging results access ... of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced they are demonstrating new work-in-progress ... (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting through December 3 in Chicago, Illinois, at Booth #1350, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):