What is a herniated disk and what causes it? The bones of your spine, called vertebrae, are separated by rubbery disks. If one of them tears, you have a “ruptured” disk. When the jelly-like substance inside leaks and pushes on a nearby nerve, it’s called a “herniated” disk. It’s often hard to know exactly what […]
[READ] MD Monthly spotlights SASpine’s Dr. Raj Kakarlapudi! “I’m excited to bring new techniques with the training I’ve had with laser spine surgery and minimally invasive surgery to San Antonio and the…” read more right here!
“We are so very grateful to have an amazing Practice Administer, Elizabeth Knight, that manages the day to day operations like a superstar, including supporting our contracted doctors, and leading our mid-level providers and amazing staff.” ~LeAnn Cyr, CEO & Founder of SASpine Thank you Liz for all your hard work and dedication!
What should I expect the day of my surgical procedure? In general, this is what happens the day of your surgery: •You will change into a hospital gown and a preoperative nurse may perform a brief exam. •You will meet with the surgical team. An anesthesiologist will discuss your medical history and explain the anesthesia […]
Our CMO, Steven J. Cyr, M.D., is a spine surgeon who has gained a reputation for surgical excellence in Texas, throughout the nation, and abroad. “When I was very young, my father was a physician assistant. I remember talking to him about his job and the joy it brought him to help others. As a […]
When should I seek medical attention for my back pain? While most acute back pain goes away, sometimes it’s due to a serious condition. In these cases, you should seek medical attention. Signs or symptoms associated with the sudden onset of back pain that indicate something serious might be going on include: •Fever •Inability to […]
#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
Our CEO & Founder of SASpine, Le Ann Cyr, featured on the cover and inside for the current September 2019 issue of SA Monthly Magazine. “I think every doctor gets into medicine for altruistic reasons and the desire to do good. But now medicine has become such a regulated and…” [READ MORE–page 188] right here!
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 […]
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 […]