When You Should Consult With a Plano Texas Neurosurgeon
Dr. Scott Kutz is a licensed, board-certified, and skilled Plano Texas Neurosurgeon with years of experience in treating spinal disorders through minimally invasive neurosurgery. Back pain affects more than 80% of people in the U.S at least once in their lifetime.
You can ease your spinal pain without undergoing the traditional open-back surgery or minimally invasive procedure. Ice and heat therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications, such as naproxen, and ibuprofen, spinal injections, physical therapy, yoga, and anti-inflammatory supplements, can relieve your back pain.
Many research studies, including Meta-Reviews and Systematic studies, conclude that regular exercise can ease spinal pain and prevent it from occurring in the future. Plano Texas Neurosurgeon recommends minimally invasive neurosurgery when you have a severe spinal condition, such as:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
When to Meet Plano Texas Neurosurgeon?
When your back persists more than six to eight weeks, it is time to meet a qualified neurosurgeon like Dr. Scott Kutz for proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Kutz usually recommends neurosurgery when you have:
- A severe slipped disc that does not relieve with medication
- Bone spurs in your spine caused by arthritis
- Bone spurs pressurizing on your spinal cord
- Weakness or numbness in your spine, arms, and legs
- Degenerative conditions, such as stenosis
- Unable to use your hands
- Trouble walking or sciatica
- Loss of bladder and bowel control due to spinal nerves problem
- Spinal infections that cause a high fever with severe back pain
- Spinal tumors or spinal cord tumors
- A dislocated or broken bone in your spine.
Dr. Scott Kutz usually advises patients to avoid the traditional open-back surgery because it leads to significant complications. These include a large incision increasing the risk of muscle damage, nerve damage, blood loss, and infections. Open-back surgery also leads to slower rehabilitation with reduced chances of relieving your spinal pain.
On the other hand, minimally invasive neurosurgery is 100% effective and safe, reducing the risk of blood loss, muscle damage, nerve problems and leading to shorter hospital stays and quick post-operative rehabilitation. Unlike open-back surgery, a minimally invasive procedure requires a tiny incision in the back or front to operate. Continue reading!
Why Choose Dr. Scott Kutz?
Dr. Scott Kutz is a licensed and board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal conditions treatment at MINT, a reputable neurosurgery clinic in Plano, Texas. Dr. Kutz is an experienced professional who completed his surgical internship at Louisiana State University. Dr. Kutz also completed his neurosurgical residency at the same institution.
Dr. Kutz joined Rush Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center to complete his stereotactic and functional neurosurgery fellowship. Kutz has been a prominent fellow and member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for more than ten years. Besides, Dr. Kutz is a fellow and member of:
- The American College of Surgeons
- The American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- The American Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
- The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- The North American Spine Society
Dr. Scott Kutz has expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors, etc. Kutz specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery, including artificial disc replacement, cervical Laminoforaminotomy. In addition to treating sacroiliac joint disorders, Dr. Kutz specializes in:
- Posterior cervical facet fusion
- Cervical Laminoforaminotomy
- Lumbar discectomy/Laminotomy
- Lateral Discectomy
- Lumbar foraminotomy
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Percutaneous spinal instrumentation
- Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Sacroiliac joint fusion
- Thoracic discectomy/interbody fusion
Why Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at MINT?
MINT is a reputable neurosurgery clinic with qualified, experienced, and skilled neurosurgeons who work as a team under the leadership of Dr. Scott Kutz, the founder of MINT and a qualified Plano Texas Neurosurgeon.
MINT has a state-of-the-art facility with high-level equipment to facilitate patients with back pain. Our clinic specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery because it is safe and effective. Benefits of minimally invasive neurosurgery include:
- Less anesthesia
- Less blood loss during the procedure
- Less risk of damage to soft tissues, muscles, and nerves
- Reduced risk of infections
- Less post-operative pain
- Less use of pain medications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker rehabilitation period
- Improved cosmetic results
MINT’s Plano Texas Neurosurgeon is intelligent, skillful, compassionate, and communicative. Our neurosurgeon communicates clearly with the patient to explain the condition, diagnostic procedures, and treatment.
Dr. Scott Kutz and his team streamline the surgical procedure using their extensive knowledge and cutting-edge tools used in minimally invasive neurosurgery. Schedule your appointment with Plano Texas Neurosurgeon today.