10 Reasons to Consider:
- Neurosurgical Spine Care: Neurosurgeons are concerned with the
diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury or disease of the Brain,
Spine and Nerves throughout the body. Neurosurgeons provide both non-surgical
and surgical care, depending on the nature of the illness or injury.
Neurosurgeons are trained both as Brain and Spine surgeons.
The Nervous System (Brain, Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves) are all housed
within a dense protective bone environment (Skull and Vertebral Column).
It is important to remember that ALL Skull and Spine operations are
being done to protect and/or repair the Brain, Spinal Cord or Spinal Nerves.
Only a Neurosurgeon is trained sufficiently thoroughly to manage the
surgical treatments of Nervous System problems related to the interior of
the Skull and Spinal Column.
In fact, neck and lower back pain (in addition
to Brain problems) are common reasons for a visit to
our office. At our office, or
in the hospital, all evaluations and surgical treatments are provided by
Neurosurgeons. A Neurosurgeon is always on call after office hours.
- Advanced Specialty Care: After four years of medical school and
an internship program (and perhaps additional General Surgery training), the
physician who enters a Neurosurgical residency program spends another five to
seven years acquiring the knowledge and skills required to manage Neurosurgical
patients. During this residency, the Neurosurgeon spends over fifty percent of
his training in performing spine care. The Neurosurgeons associated with
Neurosurgical Consultants, P.A.
have additional fellowship training, and after two years in private practice,
take a difficult exam for Board Certification by the American Board of
Neurological Surgery. Considering all medical specialties the field
of Neurosurgery provides the most comprehensive background education and
experience in spine care.
- Education: Our physicians are involved in research and
regularly attend Neurosurgical and International Spine Conferences,
providing our patients with the most current spine knowledge that medical
science offers. Our Neurosurgeons share their spine expertise by
providing lectures to other physicians, healthcare professionals, and the
public. We maintain this website as part of our commitment to that education
ethic. Neurosurgical Consultants' patients receive extensive
explanations of treatment options and carefully written
spine educational materials.
We encourage the reader to review this website's comprehensive discussion of
- Technology: If surgery is indicated, be comforted in knowing the our
Neurosurgeons are leaders in the incorporation of new cutting edge
technologies, offering an advanced level of spine care and surgical outcomes.
Our surgeons utilize the most
advanced spinal surgery techniques
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Figure 1A (Left): Drs. Lazar (Left) & Bland (Right) performing a
Minimally Invasive Microendoscopic Lumbar Spine operation.|
Figure 1B (Right): A closer view of the 16 millimeter diameter Minimally
Invasive retractor tube through which this operation is conducted.
Figure 2A (Left): Post-operative X-ray image of a multi-level Cervical
Spine Reconstruction following C2-C6 Anterior Corpectomies that were
required in order to adequately decompress the Spinal Cord and restore
Neurological function to this surgeon.|
Figure 2B (Center): Operative Photo of the Titanium "Pyramesh" Cage
that is used for a solid reconstruction. The Cage is filled with the
patient's own bone that is saved during the removal of the Vertebral Bodies.
Figure 2C (Right): Operative Photo of the Titanium Anterior Internal
Fixation Plate that adds to the stability of the Spine.
Neurosurgical Consultants' experts are among the most experienced Spine
Surgeons using Bioabsorbable materials as part of Cervical Spine operations.
These remarkable materials will disappear from the body within 18 months
of operation, once they have served their function and are no longer needed.
In those patients where these techniques are appropriate, this means that
the long term result is accomplished without leaving a permanent "implant".
Figure 3A (Left): Operative Photo of Bioabsorbable Intervertebral
Figure 3B (Right): Operative Photo (Same Patient) Bioabsorbable Anterior
Plate & 4 Bioabsorbable Screws (Arrows).
- Outcomes: Neurosurgical Consultants, P.A. takes a conservative
approach to spine care, often initially prescribing medications and/or
rehabilitation. Physicians associated with Neurosurgical Consultants, who are
Fellowship-trained specialists in the non-surgical management of spine
problems, have a high success rate in returning patients to good
spine health and avoiding surgical treatment. Most statistics show that only
one in twelve spine patients actually needs surgical intervention.
In our experience, of those patients who require spine surgery, eighty-five
percent (85%) are discharged within 6 to 8 hours after operation.
Patients who are referred for outpatient rehabilitation therapy also have
positive statistics. Our experience reveals that our spine patients require
less therapy visits. We have a greater percentage of them returning to
work as compared to local and national benchmarks.
- Staff: Our
Patient Support Staff creates an
atmosphere of competence, friendliness, and empathy. You will be encouraged to
communicate your concerns and ask questions. Every effort is extended to assist
you in making informed decisions.
- Patient Satisfaction: Surveys rank Neurosurgical Consultants, P.A.
with superior ratings! It is a practice-wide goal to meet or exceed your expectations
with each and every encounter. Many of our patients have expressed their
appreciation as reproduced in our
Dr. Lazar has been recognized annually
by his colleagues and peers as one of the BEST DOCTORS in Dallas since the
inception of this
independent program (1992 ... 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010).
As part of our encounter with you we will:
- Listen carefully to your history and concerns
- Conduct a detailed, focused Neurological Examination
- Recommend appropriate neuroimaging studies/examinations
- Review those neuroimaging studies with you
Patient Education: Neurosurgical Consultants, P.A.
exists only for one purpose, our patients. It is our mission to
deliver the highest level of comprehensive Neurosurgical care
to those whom we serve. It is our belief that part of our responsibility is the
education of our patients.
- Take time to educate you about the particular Neurological
Condition; this most often includes sharing with you printed information
and/or anatomical diagrams that you can take home to review.
- Discuss the Natural History of your Neurological condition (what
happens if no treatment is given)
- Review the various therapeutic options with their relative risks and limitations
- Make specific recommendations for treatment
- Discuss the extent of our personal experience and results with the treatment
Confidence: Since 1973, patients from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, New York,
Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico as well as other communities and countries
have trusted Dr. Martin Lazar and his associates for spine care. We believe that
the hallmark of our care is based on exemplary doctor-patient relationships, with a
practice philosophy centering on
located at 7777 Forest Lane #B420, Dallas, Texas 75230 is easily accessible and
is directly adjacent to
Medical City Dallas Hospital,
a 598-bed acute general hospital. These facilities are state-of-the-art for the
specialized surgical procedures that we offer.
The office and hospital are located within
easy access to both Dallas Fort Worth Airports (DFW International Airport and
Love Field) as well as
quality hotels for out-of-town patients
and their families. We ask our out-of-town and international patients
to consult our
International Patient Information
area for further helpful information.
Covered parking is conveniently located within steps of all of the medical campus
buildings. Public transportation as well as taxi and limousine services are readily
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