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Dr Scott Katzman, Spine SurgeonBoard-certified surgeon Dr. Scott Katzman is one of the most sought-after coccygectomy surgeons in the country with a 99% success rate for coccygectomy procedures used to reduce and eliminate tailbone pain.

Coccygectomy is a surgical procedure in which the coccyx or tailbone is removed in order to relieve chronic, debilitating tailbone pain known as coccydynia.

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Do I need a Coccygectomy?

The tailbone in humans is called the coccy and is extremely vulnerable to injury. The most common cause of coccyx pain is a fracture. In some cases, those who suffer tailbone fractures never fully heal and are left with chronic and persistent pain when it comes to doing to most basic daily activities such as sitting and walking. In most cases, these patients even have pain with a bowel movement.

Patients no longer have to suffer with chronic tailbone pain thanks to this safe and effective orthopedic treatment and subsequent cure called a coccygectomy.

In general, a coccygectomy is simple and straightforward: The broken tailbone is surgically removed. The truth is, it is considered vestigial (no longer necessary). At International Spine & Sports Institute, our outpatient coccygectomy can be completed in about an hour. Additionally, because we use only the most innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques, our patient’s tissues and muscles are simply moved and not cut, which allows us to considerably reduce any trauma, pain and bleeding.

Individuals who need a coccygectomy are suffering from chronic, debilitating tailbone pain and have exhausted all conservative, non-surgical treatments with little to no progress to show for it. Try our treatment checker tool below to see if a coccygectomy is the right treatment for you. 

Am I a Candidate for Coccygectomy?

For patients suffering from chronic tailbone pain, it can be a tough decision to decide whether to consider coccygectomy to remove the tailbone due to the recovery process, however, It is a safe and effective outpatient surgery that our surgeons have performed successfully time and time again with 95% of our patients living pain-free in 90 days or less.

If you are suffering from prolonged or permanent tailbone pain, International Spine & Sports Institute, led by Dr. Scott Katzman, is one of the few practices in the United States that specializes in the treatment of painful coccyx fractures. 

In fact, we have a 99% success rate, are ranked #1 in the country and our surgeons successfully treated and cured more painful coccyx problems than any other center with our simple and effective outpatient tailbone surgery.

If you have confirmed coccydynia or chronic tailbone pain and have not seen success or results with non-surgical treatments, you could be a candidate for coccygectomy. To find out if you are a candidate for coccygectomy try our interactive candidacy check tool.




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