Minimally Invasive Back and Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spinal surgery is a surgical approach that uses innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine to minimize the amount of disruption or collateral damage to the body caused by a surgical procedure.
Compared to traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes the knowledge of important anatomy, along with cutting-edge technology, to treat a spinal condition without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissues. Computer-assisted technology (such as computer navigation and nerve monitoring) and highly specialized tools and instrumentation like endoscopes and lasers provide for the safe and effective treatment of the condition.
Advantages of Minimally invasive spinal surgery include:
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker recovery
- Reduced blood loss
- Less soft tissue damage
- Smaller surgical incisions
- Less scarring
- Improved function
Minimally invasive spine surgery is used to treat a variety of spinal disorders and conditions, including but not limited to: