Preparing for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is associated with a reduced risk of complications and a faster recovery time than conventional open surgery. However, it’s still necessary to follow your spine surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions carefully. When you meet with the spine surgeon , you may be asked to undergo a physical exam and have some imaging studies performed, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

Give the spine doctor the details of your medical history, including other medical conditions you have and any drugs or supplements you take. Certain drugs might need to be discontinued for a period of time prior to the surgery. In general, patients are asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight before the appointment. If you develop a cold or other infection before your surgery, call the clinic and ask if your surgery needs to be rescheduled.

When you become a patient at Spine Institute of Nevada, you’ll receive all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your spine surgery at our Las Vegas facility. Contact us at (702) 239-3787 or visit us online for a list of minimally invasive procedures we offer.

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