A Reputation for Excellence

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Offices of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

Tulsa Spine Surgery offers the most advanced techniques regarding problems or injuries of the spine. Specializing in the full spectrum of spinal ailments, from disc herniations and pinched nerves to complex spinal deformities, we utilize a full range of quality comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options. Tulsa Spine Surgery understands that everyone’s spinal problem is unique, and thus every patient receives the individual attention that they deserve. Patient input and participation are welcomed and encouraged at every phase of decision making. Comprehensive treatment is utilized including physical therapy, chiropractics, pain management, as well as surgical treatment. Call Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. today to set up a consultation at 539-664-8444.

We have an established reputation for excellence for both patient care and surgical technique. We strive to provide top-quality care for each patient and their unique condition, spine care that is only available at Tulsa Spine Surgery. We specialize in the full spectrum of spine care. Your experience begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the extent of your spinal diagnosis and problem. We utilize a comprehensive non-surgical approach to most spinal problems, including physical therapy/chiropractics, pain management with injection therapy, and surgical treatment as well.

We specialize in outpatient spinal surgery and minimally invasive techniques for nerve decompression and fusion. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is one of the only Tulsa-based surgeons who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Parchuri is also a graduate of the Texas Back Institute and the Oklahoma State University Medical Center. We are also one of the only centers in Tulsa to specialize in the surgical treatment of complex spinal deformities of children and adults, including scoliosis and kyphosis. With his experience and world-class training, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. has become the area’s expert in managing the most complex spinal problems, including revision surgery, and areas of spinal tumors and infections.

One of the procedures we offer is the Lumbar Lateral Interbody Fusion. This is a surgical procedure commonly performed on patients with degeneration, instability or physical deformities within the lower spine. Interbody fusion involves removing an intervertebral disc from the affected area and replacing it with a bone graft, which will fuse with the surrounding vertebrae over time for restored function, stability and strength. There are many options available as to how this procedure is performed, including through a posterior, anterior or transforaminal incision. Your doctor will decide which technique is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Once the incision has been made, the damaged disc is carefully removed and a bone graft harvested from the hip is placed. We will always guide you through the surgical process and make sure that your best interests are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Get rid of the chronic pain in your life and use Tulsa Spine Surgery to your advantage starting today.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Procedures

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Offices of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

Minimally invasive spine surgery here at Tulsa Spine Surgery is an evolving part of the field of spinal health. It’s exciting for Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. to bring the best types of procedures to his patients in the Tulsa area. For more information on how you can get rid of the chronic pain in your life, call Tulsa Spine Surgery today and visit with Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. at 539-664-8444. We want to be able to assist you when it comes to the minimally invasive spine surgeries you need to get your life back on track and pain-free.

Being able to operate successfully on patients with fewer risks, less hospital time and less rehabilitation is an awesome part of Tulsa Spine Surgery. When it comes to spine surgery, outcomes are not always perfect or as expected. However, minimally invasive techniques can offer improved outcomes. Just as hip and knee replacement surgeries were revolutionized by total hip and knee replacements, the study of spinal conditions and surgery has grown immensely through recent developments in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is an expert at his craft and he studied at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences of medicine and biosciences before he completed a residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. He Then Went on to Complete a Fellowship at the Texas Back Institute, one of the most esteemed spinal surgery facilities in the nation.

Throughout the rest of this article we’ll be discussing advantages that are associated with minimally invasive procedures. One thing that is immediately noticed is less tissue dissection. Not only are the scars smaller, but also the actual tissue dissection or destruction that is required for surgery is minimized. Many times, the back and neck muscles do not even need to be cut, like they often times have to do with traditional open procedures. This obviously leads to preservation of muscle and strength, and also reduces the amount of scar tissue below the skin. There is also less bleeding involved. It is very rare the Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. had to give blood to a patient after minimally invasive surgery. Traditional open surgery often leads to blood loss and requires transfusions.

One of the main benefits is the ability to be reducing the time that a patient is under anesthesia reduces the risk of anesthetic complications. Less operative time means less risk of infection too. Shorter operative times also allow some of the procedures to be performed in surgery centers, where patients can return home about two to four hours after the procedure. This is because the recovery from anesthesia is shorter after shorter procedures.

For more information on Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. and his practice at Tulsa Spine Surgery, give us a call today at 539-664-8444. Also visit us online at any time to learn about all of the minimally invasive procedures that we offer here in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. It’s never been a better time than now to get the most advanced surgery options available to the people of this great city.