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Dr. Kapil Moza's Take on Spine Surgery is as Innovative as it is Effective
July, 2014 - Issue #117
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Debilitating pain. Frustrating weakness. Tingling, numbness, headaches, vision loss, dizziness, confusion... A damaged nervous system can be a major knock to your quality of life.

Those who are fed up with the pain and who have had little success with physical therapy or chiropractic treatments turn next to neurosurgeons - but, like each person's spinal damage is different, so are the doctors who seek to alleviate it.

That explains the draw of Dr. Kapil Moza, a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery using innovative techniques and technologies that can significantly reduce incision size, the need for muscle stripping and soft-tissue retraction. His other specialty is just as important, though: He's an expert in treating his patients as unique individuals deserving of his time and skill.

"That's great," you might say. "But I don't want to be 'in recovery' months on end, no matter how pleasant he is." If that's your line of thinking, new advancements in the field need your attention. Take artificial disc replacement, for example - now considered a valuable alternative to spinal fusion. No bone grafts, no metal plates and screws... These prosthetic devices are inserted between the vertebrae to take the place of your own spinal disc. These medical marvels preserve your mobility through your vertebral segment. The first neurosurgeon in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to implant a cervical artificial disc replacement, Dr. Moza proudly recounts that - without exception - his patients now enjoy their previous levels of activity, thanks to the joint-like design and natural-disc alignment.

One of the highest-trained neurosurgeons in So Cal, Dr. Moza still exhausts non-surgical options. Comprehensive care is his guiding philosophy; he evaluates each patient as a unique individual to ensure that more conservative, non-surgical treatments are attempted prior to surgery.
By connecting with his patients and gaining a full understanding of their medical history, Dr. Moza ensures that he can carefully reach a truly-accurate diagnosis, referring to trusted pain management programs or physical therapy when possible. If these treatments prove ineffective, then surgery is discussed. There are exceptions to this, of course, like when a person displays an acute motor function loss. Unfortunately, these patients most often require quick surgical treatments to prevent any additional loss of movement.

No matter what your needs, you should know that the field of spine surgery is rapidly evolving - for the better. This is an exciting time. Physiological function restorations can happen; in fact, in Dr. Moza's practice, they do happen - every day! The way one can treat degenerative spine disease has evolved.

Personally, I now urge people who've given up and think that they need to live with the pain to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moza. There are a lot of people who've lost hope - and just as many who've now found it.

Dr. Moza's Santa Clarita office is conveniently located on Lyons Avenue. 805-497-3622

Best Outcomes Require a Team of Professionals
Dr. Moza's multi-disciplinary philosophy encompasses a variety of treatments, not all of them surgical. Over the years, Dr. Moza has cultivated relationships with the most well-respected specialists in their fields. His patients can relax, knowing that an entire team of truly-gifted professionals are working together for their best outcome.

Meet Dr. Moza
There's a reason that patients travel from far and wide - even across state lines - to be treated by Dr. Moza. Trained in the neurosurgical specialties of minimally-invasive spine surgery, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms, cervical laminoplasty, lumbar spinal stenosis, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, cerebrovascular disease, cervical/lumbar disc disease, artificial disc replacement, spinal instability, anterior cervical discetomy, spine fractures, brain and spinal tumors, neuro-oncology, skull-base surgery and Chiari malformation and more, Dr. Moza is one of the highest-trained and sought after neurosurgeons in the state.
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