Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Posted on: May 30 2018
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 surgical outcomes. The only decrease comes in the degree of recovery required, which thrills most patients.
Here’s some more information on some of the techniques used for these surgeries at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders.
Open back surgery is no piece of cake. With the extensive sections of muscle involved, cutting these tissue creates serious recovery time. Minimally invasive spine surgery creates smaller scars. This creates less blood loss and subsequent recovery pain. These processes also minimize the damage done to surrounding tissues, such as muscles that otherwise need to be cut and separated.
Conditions We Treat with Minimally Invasive Methods
At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we are able to treat both cervical and lumbar spine conditions with these minimally invasive methods:
- Herniated disks
Minimally invasive techniques used at DFW Center for Spinal Disorders include discectomy, laminectomy, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, extreme lateral interbody fusion, and cervical procedures such as laminoforaminotomy.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Recovery
Recovery after using these methods is generally quicker. Depending on what you had done, recovery can be as little as a few days or up to four weeks. But your incisions will be minimal, and the trauma involved with moving tissues and muscles to gain access to the spine will be much less.
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