Revision Spine Surgery

Revision spine surgery is a secondary surgery that may be recommended to address complications associated with a previous spine surgery. Even with the best spine surgeon performing your procedure, complications can unexpectedly occur, or develop years following, and indicate a need for surgical correction. Revision spine surgery can correct issues related to a previous procedure and help you experience relief and healing.

Why Revision Spine Surgery?

Revision spine surgery may be necessary to correct any of the following complications associated with spine surgery:

  • Failure to relieve symptoms
  • Unsuccessful joint fusion (non unions)
  • Excess scar tissue formation
  • Improper diagnosis
  • Surgery at the wrong site
  • Adjacent segment disease (accelerated degeneration of adjacent discs)
  • Implant failure
  • Disc complications (such as dislocation or recurring herniations)
  • Infection
  • Painful implants
  • Candidates

  • The Procedure


You might be a candidate for revision spine surgery if you experience the following:

  • Known complications associated with your previous surgery
  • Continued chronic pain despite a previous surgery
  • Worsening symptoms
  • Signs of further spine degeneration (not associated with the previous procedure)