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Revolutionary Spine Surgery Offers New Hope for High – BMI Patients

North Carolina Resident Travels to Kansas for Back Pain Relief


HUTCHINSON, Kansas – December 1, 2023 – Last week, a North Carolina resident finally found relief from back pain in a place she never imagined: The Summit in Hutchinson, Kansas.  

With a BMI of 64, the patient had been turned down repeatedly by surgeons in her home state. Determined to find help, she discovered an innovative, minimally-invasive spine surgery option at The Summit in Hutchinson, Kansas, performed by Dr. Hamid Abbasi of Inspired Spine Health. 

“I couldn’t get my back fixed at home, even though I really needed it. They said no because of my weight,” she said. “Doctor Abbasi and the team made a huge difference for me.” 

Most medical societies discourage elective spine surgery for patients with a BMI above 40, because traditional spine surgeries require hours of anesthesia and can be incredibly risky. Dr. Abbasi said, “Our surgery method is minimally invasive and short in duration, which means we can safely get fantastic patient outcomes at The Summit.”  

Dr. Abbasi is one of the nation’s leading spine surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries and is one of the most experienced surgeons that perform the Trans-Kambin OLLIF (Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion) procedure and is the only surgeon currently performing the MIS-DTIF (Minimally Invasive Direct Thoracic Interbody Fusion). 

Abbasi explained that Inspired Spine’s OLLIF procedure is a demonstrably safer and more reliable outpatient surgery that delivers immediate pain relief. “96% of Inspired Spine OLLIF patients are walking without assistance within 24 hours after surgery and are back to performing normal daily activities in 2 to 4 weeks,” he said. 

“Before the surgery, I was in significant pain. Now, just hours later, it’s remarkably reduced,” the patient reported. “Dr. Abbasi and The Summit team are exceptional. Their care has been gentle, kind, and loving. I had leg pain for two years, and now, it’s like a miracle; I have no pain at all.” 

This patient’s story is one of many that highlights Inspired Spine’s commitment to innovation, offering renewed hope to individuals across the United States who have faced similar surgery rejections due to their weight, age, or the complexity of their condition. 

Individuals suffering from back pain or spinal conditions can schedule a consultation with Inspired Spine Health to learn more about potential treatment plans and take the first step towards regaining their quality of life. 

For more information, visit https://summitks.com/service-and-specialties/inspired-spine/.



About The Summit: The Summit is a premier medical facility located in Hutchinson, Kansas, known for orthopedics and human mobility. Through strategic partnerships, The Summit offers groundbreaking treatments and surgical procedures across various specialties to improve the health and well-being of its patients. For more information, please visit https://summitks.com.

About Inspired Spine Health: Inspired Spine Health is a leading healthcare organization dedicated to providing innovative spinal surgery solutions to patients suffering from back pain and spinal conditions. With a focus on minimally invasive techniques, Inspired Spine Health aims to reduce patient recovery time and improve outcomes, allowing individuals to return to their active lifestyles. For more information, please visit https://inspiredspine.com.