Vertebral Body Surgery Effingham IL

You suffer from osteoporosis and your doctor in Effingham has told you that you have a compression fracture that requires surgery. Compression fractures can cause severe back pain, change the shape of your spine and affect your overall health.

Vijay Batura, MD
(217) 342-4151
300 N Maple St
Effingham, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vijayanagara Inst Med Sci, Gulbarga Univ, Bellary, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ruben Dionisio Boyajian, MD
(217) 342-9774
PO Box 1139
Effingham, IL
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Armenian
Education
Medical School: Univ De La Republica, Fac De Med, Montevideo, Uruguay
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il; Fayette County Hosp, Vandalia, Il
Group Practice: Effingham Surgical Assoc

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David W Mc Nichols, MD
(512) 888-5318
1508 Hickory Hill Dr
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Urology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Fayette County Hosp, Vandalia, Il

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Theodore D Fifer
(217) 342-7090
1104 W Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Jeanne Marie Hartmann, MD
(217) 342-5992
407 W Virginia Ave
Effingham, IL
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il; Shelby Mem Hosp, Shelbyville, Il
Group Practice: Central IL Health Care Assoc

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Kevin Danl Malone, MD
(217) 342-9774
900 W Temple Ave
Effingham, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il
Group Practice: Effingham Surgical Assocs

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Nash H Naam
(217) 347-3003
901 Medical Park Dr
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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James J Flaig
(217) 347-2500
900 W Temple Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialty
General Surgery

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Farouk H Abdul Rahim, MD
(217) 342-9738
414 W Virginia Ave
Effingham, IL
Specialties
Urology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthonys Mem Hosp, Effingham, Il; Shelby Mem Hosp, Shelbyville, Il
Group Practice: Effingham Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Patrick Kyle Stewart
(217) 347-3003
901 Medical Park Dr
Effingham, IL
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Vertebral Body Surgery

You suffer from osteoporosis and your doctor has told you that you have a compression fracture that requires surgery. Compression fractures can cause severe back pain, change the shape of your spine and affect your overall health.

The type of surgery that you will need is called Kyphoplasty that will dissipate the pain in your back and in most cases eliminate it all together. It can also help to straighten your spine.

Before your procedure you will need a physical exam and X-rays to locate and identify the fractures in your back. The Kyphoplasty procedure can be done under general anesthesia or using local anesthesia. Do you want to be awake or asleep during the process? Your surgeon can discuss which option is most appropriate for you. The procedure will take one hour per fracture treated.

Kyphoplasty

• Your surgeon makes a narrow half-inch incision in your back, creating a very small pathway into the fractured bone.

• A small orthopedic balloon is placed through the pathway into the fractured vertebra.

• Then the balloon is carefully inflated, raising the collapsed vertebra and attempting to restore its height. This is an important step that helps to straighten your spine. The balloon is removed, leaving a space within the vertebra.

• The space is filed with a material to support the bone and prevent further collapse. This process creates an internal cast that holds the repaired bone in place. In most cases, there four steps are performed on both sides of the vertebral body.

This procedure utilizes a cement like material that is injected directly into the fractured bone. This stabilizes the fracture and provides immediate pain relief in many cases.

Additional benefits of these procedures include:

• Short surgical time

• Only general or local anesthesia required

• Average hospital stay is one day (or less)

• Patients can quickly return to the normal activities of daily living

• No bracing required

While kyphoplasty has been an encouraging development in the field of medicine, it remains essential that osteoporosis sufferers seek medical help and learn about ways to treat their condition as well as ways to prevent future problems.

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