When surgery is necessary, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons offer patients a wide range of specialized nerve and spine procedures and services, ranging from simple to complex. According to Dr. Frank Tomecek, Jr., the primary advantages of Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital include the lower nurse-to-patient care ratio and medical personnel trained to support one type of surgical patient. This level of attention and specialization directly impacts quality of care and improves recovery outcomes. “Since we’re doing spine surgery, everybody is trained to handle the spine patient,” Tomecek explained. “We improve efficiency tremendously, and we’re geared towards one particular type of patient which allows us to use our very maximum of expertise. In the end, less time is spent in the operating room, which means less time under anesthesia,” he concluded. “It all comes down to improving the quality of care.”
Operative procedures performed at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital include the following: microsurgery for ruptured discs, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic disc surgery, cervical and lumbar surgery for ruptured and degenerated discs and arthritic spurs, spinal stabilization and fusion, surgical relief of carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy, removal of spinal tumors and stabilization of painful compression fractures.