When should you consider spine surgery?

Adventist Health Castle

If spine surgery is your only option, Adventist Health Castle’s Joint and Spine Center is a comprehensive multidisciplinary team providing the latest in surgical options, including minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. William Beringer and his patient Richard Webb joined our host Jobeth Devera on set to talk about the procedure that changed Webb’s life for the better.

Webb had an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), a procedure that aims to alleviate pain through the removal of a damaged disc. It restores intervertebral height and stabilizes the spine. Webb shared how spine surgery at Adventist Health Castle made a positive impact on his life.

Dr. Beringer is a neurosurgeon currently practicing at the Hawaii Brain and Spine center in Kailua, which is affiliated with Adventist Health Castle. Beringer discussed the latest advancements in spine surgery, including artificial disc replacements and who could be a candidate for this type of surgery.  Cervical artificial disc replacements are an advancement from cervical fusions and are designed to allow the neck to maintain normal motion.

About Adventist Health Castle
Adventist Health Castle’s commitment to quality health care stems from its heritage, which dates back to 1866 when the first Seventh-day Adventist health care facility opened in Battle Creek, Michigan. There, dedicated pioneers promoted the “radical” concepts of proper nutrition, exercise and sanitation. Early on, the facility was devoted to prevention as well as healing. They called it a sanitarium, a place where patients—and their families—could learn to be well.

More than a century later, the health care system sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church circles the globe with more than 160 hospitals and nearly 500 clinics, nursing homes and dispensaries worldwide. And the same vision to treat the whole person—mind, body and spirit—continues to provide the foundation for a progressive approach to health care.

For more information: adventisthealthcastle.org