Become Well-Informed About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Asian woman Office syndrome backache, hand touching back painMIS – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – is the latest technique used by experienced surgeons to reduce the amount of tissue damage beneath the skin by making smaller incisions. Unlike traditional open surgical procedures, Dr. Jason C. Tinley at DFW Center offers MIS as an alternative method of treating several spinal disorders using an endoscope and tubal retractors to reduce soft tissue injury and post-operative pain.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Basics

At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Tinley has the education, training, and practical knowledge to provide the relief you deserve from your painful condition.

The array of spinal disorder surgeries offered include:

  • Degenerative disc disease is caused by the stiffening and loss of flexibility/strength of the spine to absorb and disperse forceful movement
  • Herniated disc – also known as a slipped or ruptured disc – is a condition that occurs when the gel-like inner core of the intervertebral discs breaks through the protective layer of the disc
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine resembling an or C causing progressive spinal deformity
  • Spinal stenosis occurs when the spine’s nerve roots or cord become compressed and branch off, exiting the spinal canal

Benefits of MIS include:

  • Small and delicate incisions
  • Less cutting through soft tissues – ligaments, muscles
  • Outpatient surgery options
  • Decreased post-operative pain
  • Increased recovery time

MIS involves entry to the target area through the skin or via small mini-open incisions. Cutting through soft tissues is avoided by:

  • Segmental tubular retraction creates an expandable tunnel
  • This tunnel allows access to pass between ligaments and muscles as an avenue to reach the spinal column
  • An endoscope – a tiny video camera – projects visualization of the surgical area for the doctor to view on a monitor
  • Using delicately designed surgical instruments, the doctor performs the corrective surgery through the tubular retraction system

Two Primary Objectives of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

There are two primary goals of MIS. These are:

  • Decompression of the spine by removing what is placing pressure on nerve structures – the spinal root and/or cord – such as bone spurs or herniated disc fragments
  • To stabilize and stop the movement of the spine with fusion instrumentation

Get Relief from Your Spine Pain with the Benefits of MIS

Find skilled and experienced MIS pain relief by contacting Dr. Jason C. Tinley at his Fort Worth, Texas, practice today to schedule a consultation.

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