Significant advances in surgical instruments, technology, techniques, image-guided devices, implants, and high-powered microscopes have made minimally invasive surgery effective in surgical spine care for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Less invasive techniques offer many benefits to patients such as shorter length of stays, less scarring and faster recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgery enables surgeons to decompress, fuse and stabilize, and correct deformity, as well as treat infections, traumas and tumors.
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Disc herniation (bulging of a disc)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Nerve compressions
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERIES
- Decompressive laminectomy (relieves pressure on the spinal nerves)
- Microdiscectomy (trimming or removal of a disc that is bulging against a nerve)
- Spinal fusion
- Cervical arthroplasty (artificial disc replacement)
- Kyphoplasty (treatment for fractures of the vertebrae)
- Carpal tunnel
- Ulnar and radial neuroplasty (to relieve nerve compression)