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State of the Art Spinal Unit Opens in York

A new state-of-the-art spinal unit has opened in York which will treat patients who currently travel long distances to see a spinal specialist.

 

Kenan Deniz, the consultant neurosurgeon who leads the spinal unit at Nuffield Health York Hospital.

Nuffield Health York Hospital has invested £250,000 in the unit, which is currently the only spinal service in York.

It will treat patients who need back and neck surgery and are suffering symptoms including arm or leg pain, numbness and pins and needles, which can be indicative of spinal problems.

The investment includes an operating microscope to improve the surgical view, enable keyhole procedures and reduce complications. It has also helped provide precision instruments for spinal surgery as well as allow for modifications to be made to the operating table.

Kenan Deniz is the consultant neurosurgeon who leads the spinal unit at Nuffield Health York Hospital.

He said: "The new service mainly provides back and neck surgery and consultation. Particularly, symptoms such as arm or leg pain, numbness and pins and needles or weakness, which are indicative of disc prolapses or degenerative change in the cervical and lumbar spine, are amenable to intervention either by way of surgery or other means. Other conditions we operate on include carpal tunnel syndrome."

Part of the investment has been made in the induction of the unit's theatre team, which has operated with Mr Deniz, to familiarise its members with the new equipment. Ward staff have also received training regarding post-operative care and expectations.

Matthew Lamb, the Nuffield Health York Hospital director, said: "The unit brings many benefits to those suffering with spinal related difficulties in York and the surrounding area. These are people who are currently making what is often an uncomfortable, lengthy journey to other parts of North Yorkshire to get this treatment. The state of the art equipment and highly experienced consultant and staff make us the best place for self-pay spinal services in North Yorkshire."

The spinal unit is open regularly and is based at Nuffield Health York Hospital, Haxby Road, York. For more information please call 01904 715235.

 

Source: The Press

 

 

State of the Art Spinal Unit Opens in York

 
 
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