SI Joint Fusion in Boise

SI Joint Fusion represents a significant advancement in the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, offering a beacon of hope for those plagued by severe pain over the sacroiliac joint. Boise neurosurgeon, Dr. Tim Johans stands at the forefront of administering this procedure, backed by his extensive experience and a patient-centric approach. If you're considering SI Joint Fusion, it's essential to consult with a specialist like Dr. Johans, who is committed to identifying the most suitable treatment plan for your unique needs and lifestyle.

Dr. Johans recommends that lumbar fusion should be the very last resort to treating pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs. Patients should always seek the expert opinion of a board certified neurosurgeon to make recommendations and perform any elected surgery. This means that you can trust they will have the experience necessary on the rare occurrence of complications. You should also work with a neurosurgeon who performs the surgery in a hospital, staffed with specialty trained nurses, a certified anesthesiologist, and stocked with all the correct equipment. This will ensure you are getting the best treatment in the safest place possible.

Learn More About Dr. Johans and His Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Johans is a Diplomat and Fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, board certified in Pain Management and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He began his neurosurgical career in 1988 and has been practicing in Boise since 1993. With these credentials, you can trust that Dr. Johans has the specialized knowledge and experience to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. 

He is a dedicated family man who is heavily involved in his community, is involved in several hospital boards and committees and takes pride in being a faith-driven person. Dr. Johans has had a 3 level neck fusion and can discuss options from his vast personal experience.

We also work closely with other non-surgeons if necessary so that our patients can access all available resources when making decisions regarding their treatment plans. Additionally, our team is always prompt in responding to inquiries and addressing patients' concerns throughout their recovery process. Reviews on Google and Healthgrades show that many individuals who have sought treatment from Dr. Johans have found success in his treatments while feeling comfortable and supported throughout their experiences at our office.

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What is an SI Joint Fusion?

SI Joint Fusion, also known as Sacroiliac Joint Fusion, is a surgical intervention designed to stabilize the sacroiliac joint, the critical point where the spine connects to the pelvis. This procedure becomes a viable treatment option when conservative treatments, like physical therapy, chiropractic, or injections, fall short of providing the needed relief. Through the use of implants and bone grafts, SI Joint Fusion promotes the joint's fusion, limiting its movement and significantly reducing lower back pain.

Another treatment option that Dr. Johans might suggest if he believes that your problem is not the SI Joint is the Minuteman surgery. If you are a good candidate, this surgery offers a less intensive procedure and quicker recovery time. Dr. Johans will always discuss your full range of options, whether they include surgery or new non-surgical solutions

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What Does an SI Joint Fusion Do?

The main objective of SI Joint Fusion is to alleviate the discomfort stemming from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a prevalent cause of severe lower back pain. By fusing the joint, this surgery aims to alleviate or altogether eliminate the pain-inducing abnormal motion or instability. As a result, patients often experience a notable enhancement in stability and functionality, paving the way for a return to daily activities with minimal to no pain.

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What Can I Expect During Recovery from an SI Joint Fusion?

Recovery after an SI Joint Fusion varies individually, typically involving a phase of reduced mobility to ensure proper healing of the fusion. It is an outpatient procedure, followed by 1-2 weeks of limited movement. Under Dr. Johans’ guidance, activity levels gradually increase. Full recovery, especially returning to strenuous physical tasks, may span several months, with a tailored rehabilitation program to restore strength to the lower back.

Contact Dr. Johans for SI Joint Fusion in Boise

If SI joint fusion is a procedure you're considering, Dr. Johans is here to guide you every step of the way. His commitment is to provide personalized care that aligns with your lifestyle and health objectives. 

Reach out directly at (208) 327-5621 or start your journey to recovery by completing our patient questionnaire. Together, we’ll explore the best treatment options for you and your lifestyle.

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