Meet our Doctors
About The SonoSpine® Team
If you have exhausted nonsurgical options or are searching for a more comprehensive approach, SonoSpine and our team of clinicians may be the ideal option.
THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR Spinal Fusion Avoidance
Sonospine® is Virginia’s premier center for minimally disruptive spine surgery. We operate under the belief that surgery can and should be better.
The Advantage of Ultrasonic Spine Surgery
While there is much discussion about minimally invasive surgery, often this is only referring to the size of the incision. These traditional surgeries still disturb much of the surrounding bone and muscle. The Sonospine® Sonosculpt™ technique allows our surgeons access to the spinal canal with less disruption of bone, joints, and other tissues. Once at the source of your pain, advanced ultrasonic instruments precisely sculpt away bone and disc to restore your spine’s normal anatomy decompressing nerves and relieving pain.
What Makes SonoSpine® the Right Choice?
At Sonospine®, we have a talented group of surgeons and medical professionals. Dr. Ellegala works with industry leaders, like Misonix, to develop and refine the most effective tools and techniques. Sonospine is constantly working to improve spine surgery and holds 22 patent claims in ultrasonic surgery, all with the goal of improving patient’s lives. » Read about our partnership with Misonix, Inc.
Conditions Treated at Sonospine®
SPINAL FUSION AVOIDANCE
The majority of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine (neck and back) can be successfully treated with the Sonospine® Sonosculpt™ procedure. The advanced technology of surgical ultrasound allows our surgeons to address even the most complex cases without destabilizing the spine. Spinal fusions are avoided and our patients return to the life they once enjoyed.
Typical recovery is 6-8 weeks with Sonospine Procedures as compared with 6 months with some spinal fusion surgeries.
The procedure can be used to treat the following neck and back conditions:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Foraminal Stenosis
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Bone Spurs
- Herniated Discs
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Virginia & Arizona
Sonospine® understands that you may have questions about how minimally invasive ultrasonic spine surgery in Virginia and Arizona can help you make a recovery and get relief from chronic back or neck pain. This is why we have created a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you would like to learn even more, contact us at any time.
If you would like to ask any other questions, please speak directly to a member of our Virginia and Arizona minimally invasive spine surgery team by calling 888-957-7463 or 888-95-SPINE.
What Conditions Does Sonospine Treat?
With Sonospine, a pain-free future is within reach. The procedure can help treat a number of neck and back spinal conditions that dramatically affect quality of life.
Why Is Sonospine Better Than Other Procedures?
Simply put, our Sonosculpt™ procedure affords patients spinal fusion avoidance. Sonospine uses advanced surgical ultrasound energy to sculpt and dissolve bone in ways never imagined. For over 40 years, bone rongeurs (similar to cutting pliers) and other conventional instruments have been the tools of choice for spinal surgery. Even surgeries deemed “minimally invasive” utilize rongeurs to access the spinal canal. Sonospine employs a minimally disruptive ultrasonic device, the only tool which eliminates the use of rongeurs to gain entry to the source of your pain. Less disruption means less time to a full recovery, fewer complications, faster pain resolution, and a return to pain free mobility.
Is the Sonospine® procedure covered by insurance and/or Medicare?
While Sonosculpt™ is currently not an insurance covered procedure we have a number of options including partially and fully covered and we are happy to present all approaches for the best possible individual care.