Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
As times advance, so do our medical practices. When you do have minimally invasive spine surgery done, you will have a smaller incision, a decreased level of blood loss and a smaller scar.
How You Could Benefit from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
When you do opt for this type of surgery, you’ll have to take less pain medication while you are in the hospital and you will also be able to go back to work a lot faster. Not only does this help to keep the cost down, because it also helps you to feel less stress and less pain.
Spinal fusions are performed with special tools called tubular retractors. This will create a tunnel through to the spine, and it keeps the spine exposed while the surgery is being performed. The retractor and surgeon are guided via a fluoroscopy, and this gives a real-time X-ray of the spine throughout the surgery.
What Can Be Expected?
Patients normally experience very little time in the hospital and the time that they do spend can vary depending on how fit and healthy you are, and what procedure you have done.
The risks of minimally invasive spine surgery are very low when compared to other types of surgery, and we are confident that we can help and support you every step of the way.
This includes before the surgery, during and after with your recovery.
Our surgeons really are some of the best in the industry and they know exactly what needs to be done in order to ensure the best result from your operation.
Of course, it is understandable that you’d be nervous leading up to your surgery and we completely understand this, but know that you are in very capable hands.
We will always take the time to reassure you, and we are very confident that we can put an end to the daily pain and discomfort you experience as a result of your spine disease or damage.