Dr. Garcia is a board certified orthopedic surgeon sub-specializing in spine care for over twenty-five years.
As such, Dr. Garcia provides medical care for all orthopedic conditions while providing particular training and expertise in spinal conditions.
Our spine orthopedic services encompass a range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical interventions to address various spinal conditions.Rolando Garcia, MD, MPH
Some of the most common spine orthopedic services we offer include:
- Diagnosis and Evaluation: Spine orthopedic specialists perform thorough assessments, including medical history review, physical examinations, and diagnostic imaging (X-rays, MRI, CT scans) to accurately diagnose spinal conditions and identify the underlying causes of pain or dysfunction.
- Non-Surgical Treatments: Spine orthopedic doctors often recommend and provide non-surgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, medication management, pain management techniques (including injections), and specialized exercise programs to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall spine health.
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Spine orthopedic surgeons are skilled in performing minimally invasive procedures that involve smaller incisions, specialized instruments, and advanced imaging technology. These procedures aim to treat conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or spinal instability, with reduced tissue damage, quicker recovery times, and less postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery.
- Spinal Fusion: Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure where the bones of the spine are fused together to stabilize and immobilize a damaged or unstable section of the spine. It is commonly performed to treat conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal fractures.
- Artificial Disc Replacement: This surgical procedure involves replacing a damaged or degenerated spinal disc with an artificial disc. It aims to maintain natural spinal motion and alleviate pain while preserving the flexibility and stability of the spine.
- Spinal Deformity Correction: Spine orthopedic surgeons can correct spinal deformities, such as scoliosis or kyphosis, through surgical interventions that involve realigning and stabilizing the spine. These procedures aim to improve posture, reduce pain, and prevent further progression of the deformity.
- Revision Spine Surgery: In cases where a previous spine surgery has not provided the desired outcome or complications have occurred, spine orthopedic specialists perform revision surgeries to address the underlying issues and improve the patient’s condition.
- Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy: Spine orthopedic services often include postoperative rehabilitation and physical therapy programs tailored to each patient’s needs. These programs focus on restoring strength, flexibility, and function, as well as preventing future spine problems.
- Lumbar Total Disc Replacement (TDR)
- Cervical Total Disc Replacement (TDR)
- Microendoscopic Decompression/Discectomy
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
- Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
- Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty