Pre- Surgical Second Opinions
Dr. Del Real works with orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons to provide the best approach to determine whether or not surgery is truly needed. By utilizing diagnostic imaging, non-operative musculoskeletal and physical medicine resources, Dr. Del Real has been able to help patients avoid the need for surgery. The recommendations for surgeries are determined by surgeons whose patients have histories of failed conservative treatment strategies or display immediate threatening conditions.
It is in the patient’s best interest to exhaust all possible conservative treatment options prior to surgery. Surgeries do not guarantee success, but demonstrate the need for aggressive treatment strategies because conservative treatment has failed. Due diligence is important in determining the best course of action, always get a second opinion prior to surgery.