Why You Should Consider Traveling For A Specific Spine Surgeon

Category: Spine Surgery | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: February 27, 2020

Second Opinion Surgery

We make countless decisions on a daily basis, and at the most basic level, we are deciding if the object of our desire is worth the cost it takes to procure it, be that time, money or some other investment. Some decisions are rather mundane, like whether to order a pizza or cook at home, while others decisions require a little more thought and understanding. Surgery is one of those choices that should involve a thorough review of all the relevant factors, because there are few things more important than your health.

Because of this, we think you should seriously consider traveling to Dr. Sinicropi if you’re in need of a spinal operation. You might have to invest a little more time in the car in order to get to him, but for countless patients in his past, it’s all been worth it. We explain why traveling to find the right surgeon is so important when it comes to spine surgery in today’s blog.

Traveling To Your Surgeon

For some people, the decision to travel to a specific surgeon is less of a choice and more of a necessity. Depending on the type of surgery you require and where you live, you may need to travel simply because there is no surgeon in your area capable of performing the operation. But even if there’s a skilled surgeon within 15-30 minutes of your home, oftentimes it’s well worth it to travel further to a different spine surgeon. Here’s why:

  • More Experience – If you’re going to have an invasive operation on your spine, you want someone who has decades of experience performing the operation. You may not be able to get that from the nearest surgeon. Dr. Sinicropi has decades of experience performing a number of intricate operations, and he’s better suited to perform your operation than many practitioners without such experience.
  • More Familiarity – Similarly, certain surgeons who perform operations on a regular basis simply have more experience and familiarity with specific procedures. The nearest spine surgeon may perform 100 surgeries a year, but only a handful of microdiscectomy operations. You want a surgeon who is well-versed in the specific operation you need. With thousands of successful surgeries under his belt, Dr. Sinicropi has a deep understanding of many intricate spinal procedures.
  • Surgical Skill – Surgery is not an easy process, and some surgeons are simply better than others at achieving the desired result. Dr. Sinicropi has received numerous awards for his skill and dedication to his patients, and his reviews on numerous rating sites back it up. If your likelihood of having a successful surgery would increase and your likelihood of complications would decrease by traveling a little further to a surgeon, wouldn’t that extra time in the car be worth it?
  • It’s Your Health, Not Your Lunch – As we referenced in the intro, some mundane choices really don’t have much of an impact on our daily lives if we make the wrong choice. Maybe the french fries you ordered for lunch were cold, or your sandwich choice left you feeling bloated. At the end of the day, those are just small annoyances in our life. However, if you make the wrong choice with your spine surgeon, it can leave you with lingering pain or limited spinal mobility, things that could stay with you the rest of your life. Do your research and trust your gut when it comes to making a decision as important as who to choose for your spinal operation.

We’ve had many patients travel well over one hundred miles to see Dr. Sinicropi, and we’re glad to prove to them that they made the right choice for their spine. So if you are considering traveling for your spinal operation, we’d love it if you considered Dr. Sinicropi for your surgery. Give our office a call today for more information.

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