Category Archives: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

In September’s first DFW blog, we talked about some of the basics of minimally invasive spine surgery, which is used more and more for a wider range of procedures. This is good news for patients, as they can achieve the same results without anywhere near the same pain and recovery as is involved with open […]


Minimally Invasive is Maximally Beneficial

Advances in spine imaging, such as MRIs, allow Dr. Tinley to see smaller and smaller spinal problems. It’s now possible to see individual spinal nerves, bone spurs, and small disc fragments. To keep up with such tiny stuff, spinal surgical techniques have gone small. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley uses minimally invasive […]


Removing the Source of the Pain Through a Tiny Incision

When a person formerly told you they had to have back surgery, it pretty much entailed really long incisions, lengthy recovery periods, and painful rehab. That’s because the incision had to heal and muscle had to be cut to gain access to the damaged areas of the spine. Fortunately, that was then, microdiscectomy is now. […]


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | DFW Center for Spinal Disorders

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we use minimally invasive methods for spinal surgery whenever possible. Some patients think this implies that these surgeries are riskier because the surgeon doesn’t have all the tissue opened up providing full access to the spine. However, with our extensive expertise in these methods, there is no decrease in […]



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