Failed Neck And Back Surgery Specialist

When patients from in and around San Francisco, California, have had back or neck surgeries that did not produce the expected results, Dr. Kenneth Light can provide surgical treatments to address the failed neck and back surgery, providing relief to his patients.

Failed Neck and Back Surgery Q & A

by Kenneth Light, MD

What Is Failed Neck and Back Surgery?

Patients who have had back or neck surgery that did not produce the expected results or who are still living with chronic neck and back pain experienced a failed neck or back surgery. In many cases, the symptoms of a failed back or neck surgery are obvious in that the pain that led to the surgery is still present. It is also common for patients to experience symptoms that indicate a new condition.

What Should I Do if I Think I Had a Failed Surgery?

If you think your previous surgery failed, you can seek advice from a different orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Light offers second opinions to many patients who want expert advice on their condition and whether or not their experience of pain is normal. Patients may also have further diagnostic exams and tests to see if the original diagnosis was resolved with the initial surgery. It is possible that an initial surgery may not address the condition that was causing the pain to begin with, and it is also possible that the surgery wasn’t successful. Dr. Light performs thorough consultations with his patients and reviews their medical records, including any diagnostic imaging results and surgical notes, to determine how to best address the patient’s pain and resolve the underlying cause of the discomfort.

Will I Have to Have Another Surgery?

It is possible that another surgery will be needed to repair and restore your spine. Dr. Light will carefully review your specific situation to determine the true cause of your pain. If surgery is the best and most effective way to treat your spinal condition and relieve your pain, Dr. Light will make that recommendation. He will discuss the condition and treatment options with you in great detail, answering all of your questions.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept assignment on all Medicare patients, participating provider organizations (PPO), and Workers' Compensation. However, some insurance companies do cover the doctors' services as an out of network provider.

As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance company for you if you have provided us with the insurance name, policy numbers, address, place of employment and any other pertinent information. You are responsible for all deductibles, co-pays, and charges not covered by your insurance. Failure to submit payment for your portion of your bill may result in referring your account to a collection agency. All co-payments will be collected at the time of service.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Coventry
HealthNet
Humana
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
United Health Care
United Healthcare PPO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I strongly urge anyone with severe back, spinal, or related neurological problems to see this wonderful, brilliant, meticulous surgeon."

    Thomas H.
  • Yelp

    "My wife has been seeing Dr. Light for 5 years now. He has always been kind, caring, and compassionate. I am so grateful that she is under his care!"

    Rosalee R.
  • Vitals

    "I had back surgery and could not have wished for a better outcome... His track record speaks for itself, it was my #1 reason for selecting him. I'm so thankful I did."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "He's the best. 11 years out of surgery and I'm still going strong. He gave me my life back."

    Susanna M.
  • Yelp

    "His office staff were all very professional, pleasant, and caring... Went above and beyond with calling and texting to check up on me before and after my surgery."

    Tammi P.
Location
Kenneth Light, MD
1700 California Street, Suite 340
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-646-4104
Fax: (415) 673-4840
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415-646-4104