Advantages of Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

Young woman visiting orthopedist in medical officeScoliosis is the abnormal twisting of the spine into a shape resembling an or C, causing progressive spinal deformity and pain. When conventional treatment options fail to correct the effects of scoliosis, surgical intervention may be recommended in serious cases. Minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery is the latest procedure being used by Dr. Jason C. Tinley at DFW Center to treat scoliosis.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MIS)for Scoliosis

MIS is an alternative method of treating scoliosis using an endoscope and tubal retractors to reduce muscle and soft tissue injury during the procedure.

The objective of MIS for treating scoliosis spinal twisting:

  • Reduces the abnormal curve in the spine
  • Prevents the curve from further progressing
  • Alleviates worsening pain, extreme fatigue when sitting or standing, and even breathing difficulties

MIS for Treating Scoliosis Basics

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley has achieved advanced and innovative skills in endoscopic techniques to treat scoliosis using MIS as an alternative to conventional open surgery.

How MIS is performed:

  • A few small incisions are placed in the target area – instead of one long incision
  • A thin, telescope video camera instrument – an endoscope – is inserted into one of the small incisions
  • A retractor creates a small tunnel to view the targeted spine area
  • A series of sequential dilators of the muscles are used without cutting them, resulting in less surgical trauma
  • The endoscope provides Dr. Tinley with the ability to see internal images on a monitor
  • These images of the treatment guide Dr. Tinley in the performance of spinal surgery with the visual aid of an intraoperative X-ray fluoroscopy
  • Instrumentation placement within the spine is given greater flexibility using MIS technology

Advantages of minimally invasive scoliosis surgery:

  • Elimination of one large scar with a few smaller incisions
  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Little risk of infection
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Shorter recovery time

Compassionate and Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery

If you are searching for experienced minimally invasive scoliosis surgery to relieve your pain and achieve a better quality of life, contact Dr. Jason C. Tinley at his Fort Worth, Texas practice today to schedule a consultation.

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