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Revision/Failed Spine Surgery Specialist

Dr. S. Samuel Bederman -  - Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. S. Samuel Bederman

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon & Back, Spine, & Neck Specialist located in Orange, CA

If you’ve already had spinal surgery but are still experiencing chronic pain, you could be in need of revision surgery. At RESTORE Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange, California, S. Samuel Bederman, MD, is an expert in revising failed spinal surgeries. If you’re considering revision spinal surgery, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bederman to find out your options. Call today or use this website to make an appointment.

Revision/Failed Spine Surgery Q & A

Why would I consider revision/failed spine surgery?

You may have already undergone spinal surgery and found that it failed to ease your pain and dysfunction. This is sometimes because the surgery didn’t take or because outdated methods were used. Other reasons for revision surgery include:

  • Improper original diagnosis
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Continued pain


In some cases, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and peripheral artery disease can contribute to failed back surgeries.

A revision spinal surgery can correct underlying problems and relieve your pain. Dr. Bederman reviews your case to determine if revision spinal surgery will fix your problems.

What would indicate that I need revision/failed spine surgery?

An improper original diagnosis usually means the surgical procedure you had done was inadequate to resolve your spine issues. Other conditions that often require revision surgery include:

  • Recurrent pinched nerves following decompression
  • Fracture or slippage after spine surgery
  • Scar formation around the incision
  • Failure of fusion
  • Wearing out of levels above or below a prior fusion
  • Flatback or loss of normal curvature
  • Broken, loose, or painful hardware


The goal of spinal revision surgery is to ease your pain and restore your quality of life. Dr. Bederman wants to help you resume normal activities, including work, exercise, hobbies, travel, and family time.

Why is spinal revision surgery so complex?

Redoing a surgery is a complex process and requires a higher level of expertise like that offered by expert orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Bederman. In may cases, revision surgeries are done on patients with severe scoliosis, kyphosis, or spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae).

Revision spine surgery corrects the original problem and might need to undo problems that arose due to the initial surgery. Many surgeons avoid these cases because of the potential complications.

Dr. Bederman, however, has the expertise and skill to help you if you’ve had surgery but still experience back pain and dysfunction. He provides an accurate diagnosis and treatment to improve your chances of a positive outcome.

The decision to have spinal revision surgery isn’t an easy one. Dr. Bederman of RESTORE Orthopedics and Spine Center can walk you through the process and its likely benefits. Call his office or book a consultation online today to learn about your treatment options.