Spinal revision surgery at Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center

Are you in constant pain? Have you been told you may need complex spine surgery? Or, perhaps, you’ve already had a spinal surgical procedure? You are not alone. At the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center, we treat a range of spinal abnormalities where scoliosis is often a factor.


We also see many patients whose spinal fusion surgery has failed. The reality is that revision surgery is a common need. Spinal fusion is an effective treatment for chronic back pain, but if not done correctly or for the right indications, some spinal fusion surgeries can be unsuccessful. They can fail due to new spinal issues that develop post-surgically above or below the surgical site — or recurring conditions, such as spinal instability, non-union or stenosis.

The goal of a second surgery is typically to alleviate symptoms such as pain or sciatica. In other cases, it may be required to repair an incorrectly performed surgery or address postsurgical complications.

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Spinal Surgery FAQs

Spinal revision surgery

While no one wants to think about having a second surgery for the same condition, there are times when spinal revision surgery is the best treatment. Reasons for spinal revision surgery include:

  • Recurrence of herniated discs
  • Adjacent segment degeneration (ASD), which can occur in the unfused vertebrae above and below a spinal fusion
  • Pseudarthrosis (failure of bones fusing together after spinal fusion)
  • Issues with implants, including loosening and migration that cause pain
  • Formation of bone spurs, which can lead to nerve root compression
  • Nerve compression not fully decompressed with the initial surgery
  • Missed or new spinal issues

Complex spine surgery

In addition to spinal revision surgery, the orthopedic spine specialists at the Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center offer complex spine surgery for a range of spine conditions, including:

  • Cervical myelopathy (damage to the part of the spinal cord that is in the neck)
  • Herniated disc (bulging discs that put pressure on spinal nerves)
  • Kyphosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine caused by poor posture or congenital conditions including Scheuermann’s disease)
  • Sciatica (an irritation of the nerves running from the lower spine to the feet)
  • Spine deformity (a wide range of conditions caused by unnatural curvature, spinal defects or spinal instability such as spondylolisthesis, a slipping forward of one of the vertebrae)