Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments

#SASpine’s Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical treatments to manage your spine pain. “I trained with different doctors, who were experts in the field of minimally invasive surgery, open surgery and CT guided navigation procedures, so I have a wide variety of experience from a broad spectrum of cases.” ~Dr Kakarlapudi

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Anterior vs Posterior Fusion?

How do you decide between anterior vs posterior fusion for your patients? My preference anytime a disc is painful, unstable, crooked or collapsed, is to always go anterior to remove it and place structural bone graft. I believe strongly that it provides a more reliable fusion since the graft is larger, the disc can be […]

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Weakness in Your Back?

Are you experiencing throbbing, spasms, and weakness in your back? These are just some of the questions that can help us diagnose you, and decide if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. Call SASpine today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kakarlapudi, a dual fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specifically focuses on minimally invasive […]

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Revision Spine Surgery

Revision Spine Surgery: Dr. Steven Cyr has successfully performed many complex spinal revision surgeries throughout his career. His experience has given him a unique perspective on how to prevent problems during the first surgery, as well as work with spines that have been operated on multiple times. “Meticulous technique and thoroughness are the keys to […]

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Unstable Spine at 2 Levels

This patient had a two level surgery with a metallic cylindrical cage at one level and a one-sided screw fixation of the spinal level below. His pain after surgery progressively worsened. He came to Dr Cyr for a second opinion. His workup revealed an unstable spine at both levels, failure to fuse, lateral shifting of […]

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