How experienced is Drs. Willem Zeegers?
Drs. Zeegers has over 20 years extensive worldwide experience since 1989, with > 3.100 artificial disc replacements, single and multi level procedures. He knows the pitfalls and conditions to be successful. Drs. Zeegers is able to select a treatment solution of a list of available options. Multilevel Artificial Disc Implantation (ADR) is common. Also he has experience with combinations of ADR, stabilization, fusion, and other treatments.
Why do I need Drs. Zeegers to have an ADR?
1) Perfect diagnosis (in combination with neurologist)
Drs. Zeegers has over 30 years of experience with orthopedic surgery and more than 20 years with ADR. Through these years drs. Zeegers developed an expertise in setting a precise and accurate diagnosis. First of all you need a perfect analysis. The diagnosis is the key to surgical success.
2) 20 years of surgery experience (>3100 implants)
You absolutely need a spinal surgeon with many many years of experience in artificial disc replacement to prevent wrong indications, avoide complications and disappointing results after this demanding procedure. Drs. Zeegers already started with this motion preservation technique in 1989. It has been proven that experienced surgeons have better outcomes with artificial disc replacement (Orthopedics today: 2004-24-01).
3) Availability of wide range of spinal implants (not limited to special FDA rules)
To reach high success rates without complications, the implant choice is also critical: nowadays drs. Zeegers is using the Active L artificial disc and due to constant improvements in surgical techniques and implants, success rates have reached over 95%. Worldwide, different treatment options for the spine are available. Drs. Zeegers can choose from this wide range of treatment modalities. He can select the solution which is most suitable for you.