Isthmic & Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Surgery at Regency Square Care Center

Sep 19, 2022


Welcome to Regency Square Care Center, a reputable healthcare facility dedicated to providing exceptional geriatric and aging care. In this article, we will discuss the topic of isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis surgery, one of the many specialized services we offer to improve patients' quality of life.

Understanding Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition where one vertebra slips forward or backward in relation to an adjacent vertebra. It can be classified into various types, with isthmic and degenerative being the most common forms. Isthmic spondylolisthesis occurs due to a stress fracture in the lower spine, while degenerative spondylolisthesis is caused by age-related wear and tear on the spinal discs.

The Need for Surgery

While non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and spinal injections can often provide relief, some cases of isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis may require surgical intervention. Surgery becomes necessary when the condition significantly affects a person's mobility, causes persistent pain, or leads to neurological complications.

Our Surgical Approach

At Regency Square Care Center, our team of experienced surgeons specializes in performing spondylolisthesis surgery with precision and care. Our approach involves a comprehensive evaluation of each patient's specific condition, considering factors such as overall health, severity of spondylolisthesis, and individual goals. This personalized approach enables us to provide the best possible outcomes.

Surgical Procedure

The surgical procedure for isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis typically involves a spinal fusion. In this procedure, the surgeon stabilizes the affected vertebrae by using bone grafts, screws, rods, or plates. The fusion promotes the growth of new bone, eventually creating a solid connection between the vertebrae, reducing instability and relieving symptoms.

Benefits of Surgery

Spondylolisthesis surgery offers several benefits for patients. Notable advantages include:

  • Pain Relief: Surgery can significantly alleviate chronic back pain associated with spondylolisthesis.
  • Improved Mobility: By stabilizing the spine, surgery helps enhance mobility and allows patients to regain functionality.
  • Reduced Nerve Compression: Surgery can relieve pressure on spinal nerves, potentially preventing or alleviating numbness, tingling, and weakness.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: With reduced pain and improved mobility, patients can enjoy a better quality of life and engage in activities they were unable to do before.

Potential Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, spondylolisthesis surgery carries certain risks and potential complications. These may include:

  • Infection: Although rare, there is a minimal risk of postoperative infection that can be managed with proper care and antibiotics.
  • Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during or after surgery is a possibility, but our skilled surgical team takes all precautions to minimize this risk.
  • Nerve Damage: While uncommon, there is a small risk of nerve injury during surgery, which can lead to temporary or, in rare cases, permanent neurological deficits.
  • Reactions to Anesthesia: Some individuals may experience adverse reactions to anesthesia, but our anesthesiologists closely monitor patients throughout the procedure to ensure safety.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

The recovery following spondylolisthesis surgery varies from patient to patient. Our dedicated team at Regency Square Care Center provides thorough postoperative care and rehabilitation programs tailored to each individual's needs. Physical therapy, pain management, and follow-up appointments are integral parts of the recovery process to aid in healing and regain strength.


If you or a loved one is suffering from isthmic or degenerative spondylolisthesis and conservative treatments have not provided sufficient relief, Regency Square Care Center offers reliable surgical options to help improve your quality of life. Our experienced surgeons, personalized approach, and comprehensive postoperative care ensure the best possible outcomes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey towards a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Varun Verma
The expertise of Regency Square Care Center in spondylolisthesis surgery is truly life-changing! 👏💯
Nov 10, 2023
Hayes Shimp
It's amazing to have a healthcare center like Regency Square Care Center specialized in spondylolisthesis surgery!
Oct 16, 2023
Sally Baker
Great article! 😊 It's inspiring to see Regency Square Care Center offering specialized care for spondylolisthesis.
Oct 6, 2023