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Texas Back Institute, Texas Back Institute Trained Surgeon, Texas Back Institute Fellow, TBI, Texas Back Institute Spine Surgeon

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Dr Saqib Siddiqui M.D.

BOARD ELIGIBLE ORTHOPEDIC and SPINE SURGEON Trained by the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas Call Us: (214) 396-3647 | (888) 373-3720
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Dr Siddiqui is proficient in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions and disorders whether they require surgical treatment or non-operative treatment. Degenerative disc disease is a common problem that afflicts many individuals. There are many state of the art procedures available today such as artificial disc replacement (or spinal arthroplasty), dynamic stabilization, interspinous distraction for spinal stenosis, as well as more traditional options such as spinal fusion, epidural spinal injections, rhizotomy, spinal cord stimulators, selective nerve root blocks, facet blocks and sacroliiac joint injections. Dr Siddiqui is able to treat most of his patients conservatively with physical therapy, braces, injections and pain medications. If you do require surgical treatment ,you will have access to the world’s most advanced techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr Siddiqui was the first surgeon in Houston to perform the XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion) which is a technique enabling the surgeon to fuse the lumbar spine through a 2 inch incision from the side, often being done as an ambulatory procedure at a surgery center. Dr Siddiqui is also one of only a handful of surgeons in Houston performing trans-sacral L5/S1 fusion also through a 1 to 2 inch incision. Dr Siddiqui also performs percutaneous discectomy for patients with a herniated lumbar or cervical disc. Patients are able to leave the surgery center in only a couple of hours after a 30 minute procedure sporting just a bandaid and little of no recovery time.


Call Us: (214) 396-3647 | (888) 373-3720
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Spine Surgery, Back Surgery, Zimmer Spine Surgery Device Recall

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Zimmer Spine will recall a medical device a implant that is used during spinal fusion surgery on a patient, as it has been determined that it may break inside of a patient’s body, causing many internal injuries and blood loss.

The Zimmer PEEK Ardis Inserter is used to implant the PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer, a device used in posterior spinal surgery fusion procedures. The inserters are being recalled because Zimmer Spine has received the many reports of PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer implant breakage when the implant is subjected to excessive lateral and/or off-axis forces from the inserter during surgery. Zimmer  uses estimates from reports that the inserters appear to be breaking at a rate of about 0.52%, or one out of approximately every 200.

The recall affects all lots of the PEEK implants Ardis Inserter, including inserters in the Ardis Instrument Set with part number 3256-01 and Specialty Ardis Inserters with part numbers:

The part numbers and lot number are located on the inserters.

While there have been no post-operative complaints yet regarding the breakages, Zimmer warns that the fractured implants could cause dural tears and blood loss.
Surgeons and hospitals worldwide are being warned to immediately stop using the PEEK implants Ardis Inserter and return any in their inventory to Zimmer Spine. Unfortunately for Zimmer, this also means that the PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer cannot be used either, since it cannot be implanted without the Inserter.

The recalled medical devices were distributed from June 2008 through December 2012. About half were distributed in the U.S. and the rest were sold around the world.

Consult one of our surgeons today for help!

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery ,(MIS), Minimally Invasive Spine, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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This new way of helping and healing people in the spine surgery department of your doctors office  is now what people call Minimally invasive spine surgery. (MIS) was first performed in the 1980s or so, but has recently it seen rapid many advances. Technological advances have enabled spine and neuro surgeons to expand patient selection and treat an evolving array of spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, fractures, tumors, infections, instability, and deformity. Our group here at would like to educate you on all of these types of procedures.

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CT Scan of Burst Fracture | Donald Corenman, MD | Spine Surgery Colorado (Photo credit: neckandback)

One of the potential downsides of traditional, open lumbar (back) surgeries is the damage that occurs from the major 5- to 6-inch incision. There are many potential sources for damage to the normal tissue: the muscle dissection and retraction required to uncover the spine (which contributes to the formation of scar and fibrotic tissue), the need for blood vessel cauterization, and the necessity of bone removal. Disrupting natural spinal anatomy is necessary to facilitate decompression of pinched nerves and the placement of screws and devices to stabilize the spine process. This may lead to lengthy hospital stays (up to five days or longer in many cases), prolonged pain and recovery periods, and the need for postoperative narcotic use, significant operative blood loss, and risk of tissue infection.

MIS was developed to treat disorders of the spine with less disruption to the muscles. This can result in quicker recovery, decrease operative blood loss, and speed patient return to normal function. In some MIS approaches, also called ” band aid holes, and keyhole type surgeries,” surgeons use a small endoscope with a camera on the end of it, which is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The camera provides surgeons with an inside view, enabling surgical access to the affected area of the spine.

Not all of the critical mass of patients is appropriate ready candidates for MIS type procedures. We have a very educated team of some of the top doctors in the USA from Mayo Clinic Trained spine Surgeons to Jefferson Trained Spines surgeons feel free to do more research on our group at today. It is very important to keep in mind that their needs to be certainty that the same or better results can be achieved through MIS techniques as with the respective open procedures.

As with all non-emergency or elective spinal related surgeries, the patient should always undergo the appropriate period of conservative based treatments, such as physical therapy, pain medications, or bracing, without showing improvement, before surgery is considered. The time period of this varies depending on the specific condition and procedure, but is generally six weeks to six months. The benefits of surgery should always be weighed carefully against its possible risks.

Although a large percentage of patients say they report significant symptom and pain relief, there is no guarantee that surgery will help every individual patient.

Many MIS procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, the surgeon may require a hospital stay, typically less than 24 hours to 2 days in most cases, depending on the procedure selected.

The MIS Benefits

The potential many benefits of MIS include:

Surgery Risks

As with any spinal surgical procedure, there are many risks, including:

Make sure your informed of all of these details before you elect to have spine surgery. We have a large group of doctors that would love to help you with any pain or spine related problems feel free to call our group we are ready 24/7 to help you with your pain, spine, or orthopedic problems.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, MISS, Spine Surgery

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US Navy 110511-N-CW427-002 Cmdr. Gordon Wisbach prepares to insert an endoscope through a patient’s belly button before performing a natural orific (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MISS is the acronym for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. It has changed how spine surgeons operate today. MISS techniques reduce the need for large incisions, muscle cutting, and a long period of recovery. Instead, your neurosurgeon uses highly refined instruments, tools, devices, and imaging technology to access your spine through skin punctures or tiny incisions less than one-inch long!

How you may benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • Incisions are tiny or skin punctures
  • Skin and muscle damage is minimized
  • Your surgery may take less time
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • You heal faster
  • Return to normal activities sooner
  • Smaller scars

About minimally invasive spine surgery

The instruments are inserted through a skin puncture or tiny incision.  Segmental, tubular retractors and dilators gently separate muscles and tissues, and gradually increase the size of the operate field.  An endoscope, with a light source illuminates the surgical field.  Small instruments are passed through the endoscope to perform surgery.  Surgical microscopes or loupes (eye wear) are utilized to improve visual clarity.  After surgery, the tissues slide back into place as the tools, endoscope, and dilation devices are removed.  The incision is closed and covered with a small dressing.

Is minimally invasive spine surgery right for me?

Well in advance of your surgery day, your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon explains how he performs your procedure.  During the discussion, you learn if your procedure can be performed as a minimally invasive spine surgery or open approach, and why.

The potential benefits of surgery are important to know, but so are the possible risks and complications.  Your risks and complications may be different from those of another patient because you are unique.  Your neurosurgeon takes that into serious consideration and thoughtfully explains potential risks to you, which may include infection, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and nerve damage.

Talk with your spine or neuro surgeon

We hope this information about minimally invasive spine surgery has answered your immediate questions.  Remember, your neurosurgeon is your most valuable source to answer your questions about symptoms, treatment and your healthcare.

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January 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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