Posted on May 3, 2012

Considering a Spinal Fusion? Attend this informative seminar on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m. at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich.

Spinal fusion is used to treat spinal instability and alleviate chronic mechanical back pain. The procedure restores stability to the spine by securing vertebrae together so they permanently “fuse.” By eliminating abnormal movement between vertebrae, pain is alleviated. Once only performed as open surgery, spinal fusion at Greenwich Hospital is now often done minimally invasively through small incisions. Neurosurgeon Paul Apostolides, MD will explain how and why spinal fusion is performed and will take questions about the procedure and its recovery.  Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.

The Spine Institute at Greenwich Hospital is certified for cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spinal fusion for adhering to national standards for excellence, quality and safety.