We Offer Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

At the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri, D.O., we believe it is best to use the least invasive approach to fix a problem. That’s why we treat problems conservatively whenever possible, or utilize a minimally invasive approach when necessary. Specializing in the comprehensive surgical treatment of disorders of the spine through state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. diagnoses and treats neck and lower back pain in a safe, effective and efficient manner. You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Call us today at 539-664-4448 to schedule an appointment. We would love to be your Tulsa spine surgery providers of choice.

We believe that you should be able to sit back and relax while your body completes it’s healing process. Living pain free is easier that ever when you elect a spine surgeon who is an expert at administrating minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Parchuri and his colleagues value a team approach to treating their patients. Their belief is that a group of qualified individuals working together with a common goal is able to achieve more than those individuals working separately. We have formed a collaborative, supportive team with the goal of providing the best care for each patient in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

We go out of our way to accommodate and guide you. It is not unusual for patients to interact with every single employee in our office because we truly function as a team. We also take great pride in working closely with our patients. We encourage our patients to become an educated, active member of their treatment team so that together we can make the best health care decisions. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. provides the recommendations and rationale for specific treatments and the patient is then able to direct his or her own care accordingly.

A surgical procedure is only minimally invasive if it offers the best solution to correct the problem. This involves more than just making the smallest possible incision. If keeping the incision small results in limited access, incomplete repair of the problem, or risk of re-operation to more fully correct the defect, then it cannot truly be considered minimally invasive. In conventional spine surgery, the spine is often accessed by stripping away and retracting the muscles and soft tissue around the spine. Work performed thereafter is often done without sufficient visual magnification or the assistance of newer technologies.

This can result in lengthier healing times, significantly greater pain, compromised blood and nerve supply to the muscles because of prolonged retraction, and more extensive scarring and muscle atrophy. To utilize a minimally invasive approach, which we prefer in most cases over the older open surgical approach, we use an array of highly sophisticated tools and techniques. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed in less time, with less tissue damage, with less pain and faster recovery. Faster recovery is one of the most important aspects of getting Tulsa spine surgery. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. believes that the very best way to heal is in the comfort of your own home.

Help for Those With Herniated Disc Pain

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

Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. is a specialist in many different procedures dealing with the
spine such as Tulsa spine surgery and overall spine care. He has been serving patients in Tulsa
for many years. He offers all of his patients compassionate and high quality care. Dr. Parchuri
offers minimally invasive procedures with techniques and instrumentation that allows patients to recover in a quicker amount of time. Many of our patients are able to return to activities
quickly and get back to a life where they aren’t struggling with daily back pain. Call our
office today at 539-664-4448 and learn more about what Dr. Parchuri has to offer you.

If you have been suffering with daily back pain and think that you may need Tulsa spine
surgery, than call the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri, D.O today. This article will explain
more about herniated discs and what Dr. Parchuri can do to help those that suffer from them. A
herniated disc can occur any place on the spine, however, most occur in the lower back.
A herniated disc can be caused by several factors, including an injury to the spine such as
a crack or a tear or simple wear and tear as you age. As we age, discs dry out and they lose
their flexibility and resiliency.

Do you think that you could you possibly be suffering from a herniated disc? When a
disc is herniated, the bulging disc puts pressure on the nerve roots. This causes pain, numbness and weakness that can be excruciating and debilitating. If the herniated disc is in the lower
part of the back, you can experience pain down a leg or in the buttocks. This is known as
sciatica and is the most common symptom patients with a herniated disc experience.

In the case that the herniated disc isn’t pressing on a nerve, you may not even know
you have a herniated disc since you won’t experience the typical pain or an ache in your back. If you experience any weakness or numbness in both legs or lose bowel or bladder control, you’ll want to see Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. immediately as it can be a sign of a more serious issue
called cauda equina syndrome. A herniated disc can get better in a few weeks or months if you
take a few simple steps. Initially, you should get some bed rest, but no longer than a day or
two. After that, keeping active with appropriate forms of exercise is very important.

Dr. Parchuri has exercises that he can recommend to all of his patients. These will help strengthen your back muscles, preventing additional injury to the area. Non-prescription pain
medication may also help relieve the pain. About half of people who suffer from a herniated disc are much better within a month. Only about 10% of patients require Tulsa spine surgery. Give
our office a call today at 539-664-4448 and we can discuss your options further.