Dr. Aquilar, will present the concept of Conservative Therapy, or how to stay OUT of the operating room. Dr. Aguilar will start by giving a brief overview of what constitutes a “surgical” versus “nonsurgical” lower back problem. He will then discuss how, as a surgeon, he tries to help patients avoid surgery by prescribing conservative methods. He will then review some of those methods, discussing success rates, etc.
Dr. Aguilar, a native of North Texas, received his bachelor of science from Texas A&M and his M.D. from The University of Texas-Houston. Following two years of general surgery training at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Aguilar completed his training in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Aguilar specializes in both degenerative spinal pathology and pain management. An advocate for the advancement of healthcare in third world countries, Dr. Aguilar spent time at the CURE International Hospital in Uganda.
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