Prof. Dr. Bertagnoli is the world’s leading spine surgeon in the opinion of many medical professionals and patients. Nothing could be more evident of Prof. Dr. Bertagnolis role as the worlds leading spine surgeon in that he teaches spine surgery to other doctors all over the world. He has instructed more than 3,000 doctors from more than 55 countries. As of May 2011 he has completed over 5,000 (ADRs) and over 7,500 spinal devices of all types. He has performed all his own anterior and posterior approaches to the spine, making him the most experienced ADR surgeon in the world. Dr. Bertagnoli is the only ADR surgeon, who has peer-reviewed analysis of the results of his work. A surgeons manual skill, experience and research credentials are the most important factors when choosing a surgeon, especially when the surgical procedures are relatively new. To further understand some of the distinctions of Prof. Dr. Bertagnolis methods and practices please see the patient testimonial of one of our US medical doctors,
***Patient evaluations are now free to those who use our new online evaluation system. This system saves time and money for the patient and ProSpine.
***More and more US insurance companies are pre-approving ADR surgery by Prof. Dr. Bertagnoli in Germany. Pre-payment is also a possibility. If pre-payment is not available, short-term loans may now be available through a bank to patients with letters of guaranteed payment to the patient from their insurance companies.(Costs are much lower in Germany with the quality of care very high)
*** Currently many patients are asking about elastomeric (rubbery) or cushioning disc replacements, such as the LP-ESP, Ranier, Spinal Kinetics M6, etc., which have the CE mark. Several of these discs are available for implantation with Prof. Dr. Bertagnoli, if it is appropriate for the patient. Patients with severe degeneration of the spinal segment(s) in question are not usually good candidates for these discs, as the surrounding tissue may have adapted to degenerative conditions, therefore more corrective devices like a semi-constrained device may be better suited. Caveat: While the concept of these discs is appealing for disc replacement surgery, long-term studies are not available to substantiate the endurance of the new materials used in them and the containment of internal materials by the ones with an "artificial annulus". If the inner core of these devices should fail or erode over time, replacement of the inner core of single piece devices require the removal of the entire disc. These three points represent additional risks to the patients receiving these devices.
***Also, the extreme lateral ( NuVasive ® ) or oblique implantation ( Prodisc-0 ) approach for lumbar patients is available.
To determine if these discs are right for you, please contact us. Each patient is different.*** .