Dr. Alfred O. Bonati founded The Bonati Spine Institute for the purpose of developing and perfecting the leading surgical solution for the treatment of pain-causing spine conditions, his pioneering work in outpatient, minimally-invasive spine surgery made medical history by providing an alternative to the traditional open-surgery to treat most spinal conditions. The surgeons at The Bonati Spine Institute have performed more than 45,000 successful procedures on patients coming from all over the world. Prior to the Bonati spine procedures, spine surgery was performed through a large open incision which at a hospital and followed by a lengthy recovery time. The success rate was low, which meant that many patients were told to simply "learn to live with the pain" rather than risk open-back surgery. The Bonati spine procedures allowed for spine surgery to be done in an out-patient setting with a short recovery time, minimal damage to surrounding tissue, and a very high success rate. Dr. Bonati quickly gained worldwide recognition for his contributions as a pioneer in the field of laser-assisted endoscopic spine surgery.
The Bonati Spine Institute is where minimally invasive spine surgery began. Dr. Bonati created, perfected and patented the Bonati Spine Procedures, and precise tools to minimize anesthesia, surgical scarring, and recovery time. The Bonati Spine Procedures consistently reflect over 94% patient satisfaction. The Institute has consistently been at the forefront of new and safe instruments and applications, as their 7 U.S. patents and the first FDA approval of a laser in spine surgery attest. As a medical innovator they are committed to constantly improving the Bonati Spine Procedures to insure greater precision, less discomfort, and faster recovery.
The key to the world-renowned success of The Bonati Spine Procedures is their exclusive comprehensive protocol. This protocol calls for extensive analysis of MRI or CT Scans to isolate the most likely cause of pain. The surgeries are then performed incrementally one level at a time. Depending on the location of the abnormal anatomy, the surgeon will perform any one of an array of techniques exclusive to the Bonati Spine Institute. The Bonati Spine Institute restores hope for patients by helping them regain their life and not let spinal conditions prevent them from enjoying their lives and those around them.