Welcome to the Spinal Services Department, Blackrock Clinic
The Spinal Services department in Blackrock Clinic, offers a range of non-surgical and surgical options within our spinal services department. Back problems vary in severity and affect a large percentage of the population. Sometimes patients with the most serious issues can only find relief from surgery.
Spinal Deformity Surgery
Blackrock Clinic has established one of the largest spinal surgery centres in Ireland, with a spinal deformity caseload second only to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. The team has performed more than 150 complicated spinal deformity surgeries in the last seven years, in addition to its pioneering work in minimally invasive and major open-surgery procedures.
The Spinal Services department in Blackrock Clinic includes a team of surgeons with decades of accumulated experience, much of which was gained during Fellowships in internationally recognised Centres of Excellence around the world.
The team has been leading progress in minimally invasive spinal procedures in Ireland. When appropriate, these offer an alternative to open surgery and offer many key advantages:
- Shorter operating time,
- Less tissue damage,
- Minimal incidence of disease,
- Earlier recovery,
- More rapid bone healing, and
- Fewer complications.
Minimally invasive procedures are available for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including:
- Herniated discs,
- Spinal stenosis,
- Tumors and
- Injuries to the spinal column.
The approach can apply to procedures including spinal fixation, fusion and fractures.
Patients who attend Blackrock Clinic can rely on the most advanced diagnostic testing available. Our extensive Specialist Radiology and Outpatient Services departments are accessible via GP or consultant referral.
Combine this with the expertise of the Spinal Services department team, and our patients can be confident of the correct diagnosis and the most suitable care path.
- If you have a referral letter and wish to submit that to the Outpatient Booking Office, please submit via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Physiotherapy & Spines
Our doctors and surgeons work with many other clinical specialists to offer spinal patients a multi-disciplinary approach to their care. Surgery will never be the first option in a treatment plan. Physiotherapy features strongly in most spinal patient’s journey, to relieve or manage pain, improve flexibility, or rehabilitate the patient post surgery.
Many options are available to the patient within our physiotherapy back clinics.