Kellogg Brain and Spine
Spinal Disorders & Neurosurgeon located in Portland, OR & Wilsonville, OR
If you experience lower back pain, a problem with your sacroiliac joint might be to blame. Board-certified neurosurgeon Jordi X. Kellogg, MD, and the team at Kellogg Brain and Spine perform minimally invasive sacroiliac fusion surgery with the iFuse Implant System® to offer you long-lasting relief. To learn more and find out if sacroiliac fusion is right for you, call the office in Wilsonville or Portland, Oregon, or book an appointment online today.
Sacroiliac Fusion Q & A
What is sacroiliac fusion?
Sacroiliac fusion is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Kellogg and the team use advanced technology and techniques to fuse your sacroiliac joint (https://si-bone.com/si-joint-pain-treatment/ifuse-implant-system), located at the junction of your pelvis and lower spine. They utilize the iFuse Implant System to deliver optimal results, reduce chronic pain, and give you a better quality of life.
Is sacroiliac fusion right for me?
If you experience chronic lower back pain that doesn’t subside with other treatments, sacroiliac fusion might be the solution for you.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for sacroiliac fusion at Kellogg Brain and Spine, Dr. Kellogg and his team review your medical history and symptoms. They also complete a physical examination and might recommend you undergo imaging procedures, such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans.
How should I prepare for my surgery?
Follow all pre-surgery instructions before undergoing sacroiliac fusion. Don’t smoke, stop taking certain medications, and avoid eating or drinking anything the morning of your procedure. You will also need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Prior to your surgery, the Kellogg Brain and Spine team gives you anesthesia, so you don’t feel any pain. iFuse procedures are minimally invasive, with a low risk of complications.
Dr. Kellogg makes a tiny incision on the side of your buttock and uses fluoroscopic imaging to facilitate the proper placement of these specialized implants. The implants are triangular-shaped and made of titanium. He closes the incision and takes you to a recovery area. The procedure takes about an hour to complete.
What happens after sacroiliac fusion?
Follow all post-surgery instructions after sacroiliac fusion. Many patients can go home the same day as surgery, but someone must drive you home. Dr. Kellogg might recommend using a cane, crutches, or a walker for several weeks during the healing process.
Take medications as prescribed and attend all follow-up appointments. Avoid strenuous physical activity until Dr. Kellogg gives you the okay. Over time, chronic pain should subside, offering you a better quality of life.
Don’t live with severe or long-lasting lower back pain when relief is within reach at Kellogg Brain and Spine. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kellogg and his team by phone or book online to determine if iFuse sacroiliac fusion is right for you.