Minimally invasive surgery is the method of choice for spine surgeons. With minimally invasive techniques, the spine surgeon creates a series of smaller incisions instead of one very large incision. Then, he or she can insert tiny, specialized instruments to perform the procedure. There are a number of benefits patients can enjoy with minimally invasive techniques. You can find out about them by watching this video.
This video features a spine surgeon, who demonstrates the size differences of the open incision versus the incisions for minimally invasive surgery. He explains that with minimally invasive procedures, patients can experience less pain, get back to their normal activities more quickly, and return home from the hospital more quickly.
At Spine Institute of Nevada, we perform sophisticated outpatient spinal surgery using minimally invasive surgery techniques for our patients in Las Vegas. Call (702) 239-3787 to request a consultation with our spine surgeon.