Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery
Traditional spine surgery is performed through larger incisions ranging from two to six inches with extensive muscle dissection and spinal exposure, but thankfully, evolving minimally invasive techniques have made it possible to perform many spine and neck surgeries through one or more small incisions that are only one-half to one inch long.
Minimally invasive spine surgery offers patients many advantages, including less post-operative pain, reduced risk of surgical complications, and a faster recovery. The average hospital stay is less than two days, and most patients can return to activities of daily living and work within one to four weeks. Postoperative pain is easily managed in most patients with oral medication.
Back pain alone typically isn’t a neurosurgical problem and often can be treated with conventional therapies. However, if you’re experiencing radiating back pain down into the buttocks, legs, or feet, and includes numbness, tingling, or weakness, you may have a serious spine injury or condition that requires care by a neurosurgeon.
During your visit with us, we’ll review your symptoms, medical history, and MRI results, which should be obtained prior to your appointment. Depending on the severity of your condition, surgery may be recommended.
We treat the following spine conditions with minimally invasive surgery:
Compression or trauma to the sciatic nerve
Herniated or ruptured discs
Degenerative disc disease
Spondylolysis – a crack or stress fracture of the spinal vertebrae
Spondylolisthesis – instability of the spinal vertebrae
Stenosis – narrowing of the passageways between vertebrae
Small spinal canal tumors
If you’re suffering back pain that radiates to the buttocks, legs or feet, and includes weakness, tingling, or numbness, call us at 96605-72000