Hoag Memorial Hospital Implements Secure-C Cervical Artificial Disc Treatment

When Edna Zitko of Orange County California noticed she was dealing with chronic neck pain and debilitating spine numbness, she turned to Dr. Burak Ozgur for an expert evaluation. Dr. Ozgur, Chief of Service for the Neurosurgical Spine Program at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital, and Zitko discussed the pros and cons of various traditional, minimally invasive, and newer treatment options to lessen her pain. After thorough evaluation and consideration, Dr. Ozgur and Zitko decided that the SECURE-C Cervical Artificial Disc procedure was the best method to help reduce Zitko’s symptoms. Zitko was the first patient at the hospital to undergo the procedure. The success of the surgery left Zitko feeling like “a new person.”
Dr. Ozgur provides patients with the finest care at both Hoag Hospital, and at ONE Brain and Spine Center. Offering the best spine care to the residents of Irvine, ONE Brain and Spine Center continues to make groundbreaking achievements in surgery and other conservative spine treatments.
On September 28, 2012 the Food and Drug Administration granted approval for the SECURE-C Cervical Artificial Disc. Based on statistical data, SECURE-C proved to be more successful than anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The procedure’s superiority to traditional surgery was also based on patient satisfaction 24 months after implementation.
Hoag is the first hospital in Orange County to offer the procedure. SECURE-C gives patients the opportunity to avoid traditional spinal fusion. Zitko was able to walk within hours after her surgery and felt better than ever.
Dr. Ozgur reminds California residents that, “Providing patients with the finest care guides everything we do and we’re always excited to offer cutting-edge treatments and procedures that speed up recovery time and improve their long-term well-being.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing severe neck and spine pain, call and schedule an appointment at ONE Brain and Spine Center today. To find our more about SECURE-C and other treatment options, consult with a medical staff member immediately.
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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