We are passionate about helping you become whole again. Whether you require minimally invasive neurological surgeries or the most complex spinal surgery, your best solution will be determined by an excellent diagnosis.
We have helped thousands of patients every year from the local community as well as all over the entire world. With our convenient location in Winter Park Florida we’re able to serve patients both locally and nationally.
But perhaps what sets us apart from everyone else is that we won’t rush you in and out; we take the time to fully understand your pain and its causes. If you have reached the point where your pain is stopping you from working, performing normal activities of daily living, or enjoying your life to the fullest, please take the time and come visit our practice.
Your pain does not need to hold you hostage anymore. If you need answers, help and relief, you have made it to the right place.
We look forward to serving you, your family and/or friends.
Dr. Pribil provides all neurological surgeries in outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. All with intraoperative monitoring, emg and ssep.
One of the latest techniques in spine surgery is AD Replacement. During this procedure a herniated or diseased disk is removed and is replaced with an artificial disk. The new disk is made out of titanium or cobalt chrome and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The average blood loss using minimally invasive technique is about one tablespoon. The advantage of a disk replacement is that it is a more natural operation that allows for preservation of motion. Dr. Pribil has done hundreds of disk replacements and has taught this technique to many other surgeons. Patients can expect to go home about three hours after surgery and can shower by the next morning. They can usually resume driving a week later. Patients are asked to do simple range of motion exercises starting a week after surgery and can expect an improved range of motion by three to six weeks after surgery. Most patients can expect to feel better two to six weeks post surgery.
With this technique patients do not need to wear a hard collar and can use a soft collar for the first week or when driving or riding in a car.
Symptoms of thoracic disc herniation vary depending on the position and size of the disc herniation; nerve irritation or nerve injury; and damage to the spinal cord. Symptoms may include mid-back pain; pain around the front of the chest that may mimic heart problems; groin pain or pain, numbness and weakness in the legs. It may even affect bowel and bladder function.
Usually thoracic disc herniation is treated conservatively with rest, back brace, medication and physical therapy. Surgery is considered when long term conservative treatment does not relieve pain or the conditionis rapidly getting worse or is affecting the spinal cord.
The goal of the surgery is to remove all or part of the herniated disc pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord and is called discectomy. Thoracic discectomy can be performed either through the anterior approach (front side) or posterolateral approach (behind and to the side).
This advanced minimally invasive surgery has an incision that is less than one inch in size. The specific technique used by Dr. Pribil does not cut across any muscles and minimizes scar tissue formation. There is minimal blood loss and most patient can start showering in 2-3 days, resume driving within 4 to 5 days. Return to work can be anywhere from one to four weeks depending on the demands of their occupation.
Dr. Stefan Pribil
1311 W. Webster Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Monday: 9AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 3PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
Friday: 8AM - 12PM