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Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty

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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures performed to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCF) of the spine. In a vertebroplasty, bone cement is injected into backbones that have cracked or broken. The cement hardens with the goal of relieving spinal pain and restoring mobility. Kyphoplasty differs from vertebroplasty in that a balloon is first inflated in the vertebral body to create a cavity into which cement is then injected under lower pressure

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Dr. Carl Balog Physician

Dr. Carl Balog is Board-certified in anesthesiology, interventional pain management, and addiction medicine with substantial clinical management and consultative experience. He is the CEO/Medical Director of Cornell Surgery Center and has been on the Board of Managers since its inception. In his off time, Dr. Balog enjoys classical music, local cuisine, Dragonboating, and travel.

As the son of a judge and a registered nurse, Joseph Knaus has had a lifelong passion for helping people. After becoming a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in 1998 and later a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1999 in Missouri, Joseph relocated to Oregon in 2000, and has been practicing in the field of pain management for the past 14 years. An eternal student, when Joseph is not helping his patients, he is often studying new and alternative healing methods from the typical healthcare model.

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