Peter's Story

Lumbar Fusion Spine Surgery

Amost everyone gets low back pain. Usually, with exercise and other treatments, it goes away. But sometimes it doesn't. It gets worse until the pain stops you from living. Then, it's time to think about surgery.

Our patients want the latest surgical techniques, like the Dynesys spine system, and the Birmingham Hip. They want experienced surgeons for even the most common treatments. And, they want to be sure that surgery isn't the first option.

When you've tried almost everything to relieve low back pain, SVMC offers plenty of options, starting with non-surgical treatments but including minimally-invasive transforaminal interbody fusion. This technique eliminates the movement between vertebrae, getting rid of nerve irritation caused by motion, degenerated discs, or other problems. It may be the answer to your low back pain.

SVMC has been recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.

And, our state-of-the-art antibiotic protocols help reduce infections and speed healing, and our nurse's follow-up call within 48 hours after discharge adds peace of mind.

Whether your goal is playing golf or playing with your children or grandchildren, stop low back pain and get your life back. If you're ready to take the next step, call (802) 447-5438 for more information and a free DVD featuring our patients' stories of success.