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Credited for Spinal Cord Stimulator Spine Surgery in New Jersey

Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery is a minimally invasive procedure designed to alleviate chronic pain in the back, arms, and legs. The success rate varies depending on the condition and device date, on average, it’s around 95% to 98%.

With Uprite Medical’s expertise in advanced Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery, you can entrust that your spine health is in capable hands.

Tailored Spine Solutions, Flexible Insurance Options

Our commitment is to your spine health, independent of insurance or medicare influence. We team up with insurance providers, making top-grade spine care both accessible and personal.

Uprite Medical’s Expertise in
Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery

Over the years, Uprite Medical has successfully performed a range of spine surgeries, specializing particularly in Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures.

Under the care of Dr. Tawfik as your spine surgeon specialist, you can entrust your spine health to a doctor with a proven track record of excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care.

Board-Certified

Focus on non-invasive treatments

Elite Training

Honed skills at the renowned Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Global Recognition

Published research used by neurosurgeons worldwide

Holistic Care

Expertise in a wide range of spinal conditions

How It’s Done

Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery is done by placing thin wires with electrodes along the spinal cord and connecting them to a small generator device implanted under the skin.

The generator produces electrical pulses that interfere with pain signals traveling to the brain, effectively reducing or eliminating the perception of pain. The device can be adjusted externally to optimize pain relief for each patient’s specific needs.

Years of Experience

15+ Years

Success Rate

95% - 98%

based off 2023 cases that have good satisfaction ratings

Recovery Time

2 Weeks to
4 Weeks

Choose Uprite Medical for Your Specialized Spine Care

Uprite sets the bar with Dr. Tawfik’s neurosurgical skills, offering precise spine treatments. In addition, our concierge approach provides tailored care, emphasizing patient comfort and individual attention.

Donald BlanksPatient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is the reason my son is alive and well and on his way back to a full recovery. You see my son Logan suffered a severe spinal injury during a high school football game this year and by many accounts should be paralyzed from the neck down, but due to the swift expert actions of Dr. Tawfik my son is a walking miracle.

My family will forever be thankful for his professional and caring approach.
Annette B.Patient
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Dr. Tamir Tawfik is an excellent physician. I can't say enough good things about my husbands experience with the surgery Dr. Tawfik did. Not only did he do an excellent job on my husbands surgery, but he is compassionate, caring and really takes the time explaining to our family what he was doing and what to expect.

My husband and my entire family would agree he is an excellent neurosurgeon, and would highly recommend him.
Richard GreinePatient
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Right from the start Dr. Tawfik had my best interests out front. His minimally invasive approach was both welcome and effective. The day of the surgery I had improvements I never expected so fast.

Yasmine was just great with getting everything set up so I had little to no per-surgery stress. I can't recommend them strongly enough.

Post-Op Recovery Guide After Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery

Every patient’s recovery journey is unique but you also have to be proactive with your post-op activities in order to facilitate a swift recovery after your Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery.

Device Care

device care spinal cord model

Follow instructions provided by your healthcare provider for caring for the implanted device, including charging and programming instructions.

Be Mindful of Electronic Devices

electronic devices

Keep electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops away from the implanted SCS device, as they can potentially disrupt its function.

Keep a Pain Journal

Journalling

Keep a journal to track your pain levels, activities, and any changes in symptoms after SCS surgery. This information can help your healthcare provider fine-tune the device settings for better pain management.

Conditions That Can Be Treated by Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery

LUMBAR RADICULOPATHY

Lumbar radiculopathy is nerve irritation or compression in the lower back, causing pain, numbness, or weakness that travels down the leg.

SCIATICA

Sciatica is pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, typically from the lower back through the buttocks and down one leg. It's commonly caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve due to conditions like herniated discs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common complication of the spinal cord stimulator?

The most common complication of a spinal cord stimulator is lead migration, where the electrode moves from its original placement. Other potential complications include infection, pain at the implant site, and discomfort from the device.

What happens if I turn off my spinal cord stimulator?

If you turn off your spinal cord stimulator, you may experience a return of your original pain symptoms.

Can a spinal cord stimulator cause paralysis?

While extremely rare, there have been reported cases of spinal cord stimulators causing temporary or permanent paralysis. However, the risk of paralysis is considered very low when the procedure is performed by experienced surgeons.

Who qualifies for a spinal cord stimulator?

Individuals who have chronic pain that has not responded to conservative treatments such as medications, physical therapy, and injections may qualify for a spinal cord stimulator.

Take Charge of Your Spine Health

Cervical Disk Herniation

A condition where a nerve or the spinal cord itself becomes compressed by a fragment of the intervertebral disc. Patients report pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.

Cervical Stenosis

A condition where the passageways for nerves in the neck become narrow over time. Patients develop pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and loss of function.

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