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Surgical Results

Click below to see pictures of various spine surgeries performed by Dr. Kim.

RECENT SURGICAL RESULTS

C1 C2 facet arthritis with severe chronic neck pain requiring C1 C2 posterior fusionCervical stenosis with kyphosis with spinal cord compression requiring cervical corpectomy using expandable cage and posterior fusionCervical Cord Compression at the levels above and below previous cervical fusion requiring extension of fusion showing value of dynamic MRI imaging Very Complex Surgery of Chin and Chest Deformity Correction in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient with previous cervical spine surgeryResection of Large Calcified Thoracic Disc via Posterior ApproachL4 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Iatrogenic Flatback SyndromeThoracic Spine Epidural Abscess Causing Paraplegia Requiring Urgent Surgical Intervention Revision of Failed Previous SI Joint FusionT2 to S1 Fusion for Severe Adult Scoliosis Using Free Hand Technique for Pedicle Screw InsertionT9-T10 and T10-T11 Thoracic Disc Herniation in 50 Year Old Man Causing Paraparesis

CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY

Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion for stenosisCervical laminoplasty for myelopathyFailed anterior fusion compounded by persistent stenosis and herniation requiring ap fusionC1 C2 rotatory traumatic fracture subluxation with delayed diagnosisCervical kyphosis and radiculopathy treated with anterior posterior fusionCombined cervical laminoplasty and lumbar fusion

THORACIC SPINE SURGERY

Massive calcified thoracic disc herniation causing myelopathyAnother large thoracic disc herniation causing myelopathyThoracic disc herniation surgery with kyphotic collapse requiring revision surgeryThoracic disc herniation resection via transpedicular corpectomy approachThoracic spinal stenosisThoracic tumor #1Thoracic tumor #2Dorsal column spinal cord stimulator insertion

SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY

Posterior vertebral column resection for severe spinal deformity: 1st case in USA7 previous back surgeries with flatback syndrome requiring pedicle subtraction osteotomyAdult degenerative scoliosis and stenosis requiring anterior posterior fusionAdullt idiopathic scoliosis with same day anterior posterior reconstructionAdult degenerative scoliosis and stenosis with flatback syndrome with same day ap fusionPedicle subtraction osteotomy for ankylosing spondylitis

LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY

Far lateral disc herniation at L5 S1Adult isthmic spondylolisthesis with severe foraminal stenosis requiring posterior fusionL5 S1 discogenic pain with stenosis in a smoker requiring anterior posterior L5 S1 fusionTransitional syndrome with stenosis above previous fusion requiring fusion extensionXLIF for L2 L3 central disc herniationXLIF for transitional syndrome above previous fusion with cage and anterior plateXLIF for transitional syndrome above previous fusion with cage and interspinous plateXLIF for thoracic disc herniationTrans 1 surgery combined with pedicle fixation for a smoker with spondylolisthesisMinimally Invasive SI joint fusion surgery

INNOVATIVE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES

Sacral fixation for long constructs

COMPLICATIONS

Extensive postoperative epidural hematoma causing complete paraplegia with subsequent recovery