What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialists in Las Vegas
When people think back surgery, it can trigger a strong reaction. It is true that many surgeries involving the back are invasive procedures requiring extensive incisions and a long road to recovery. What many people suffering from a range of back and spinal conditions do not realize is that there is a class of surgical procedures that are minimally invasive but can have an incredibly powerful impact on your health. At the Spine Institute of Nevada, our team of doctors and spinal specialists are well versed in minimally invasive spine surgery and can provide you with more information today. We know how painful spinal injuries can be—get the treatment you need and learn more about our minimally invasive procedures. They could be life changing!
What does the surgery entail?
Minimally Invasive Surgery, commonly known as microsurgery, uses a microscope and specially designed microscopic tools to perform back surgery by creating small incisions on either side of the spinal column. In contrast to conventional, “open” surgeries, which require long incisions with increased risk and extensive recovery times, minimally invasive surgeries have been used in a wide range of spinal procedures for the successful treatment of injuries and deformities. This new technique results in less surgical trauma due to smaller incisions, less blood loss and damage to surrounding tissues often associated with traditional surgery, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery and post-surgical rehabilitation. Some of our minimally invasive surgeries are outpatient procedures.
With minimally invasive spine surgery, you can expect:
- Less risk of infection
- Minimal scarring
- Decreased hospital time
- Quicker recovery
What problems in your spine can be treated with minimally invasive techniques?
Your spine is one of the most complex parts of your body, and different issues surrounding this area can all be helped with minimally invasive surgical techniques. Whether you have herniated discs, degenerative spinal diseases, tumors, trauma, fractures, or another issue, there are several different procedures available to you. Your spine is divided into sections: the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine. Depending on the condition you are facing, multiple back surgery options are a possibility, all with minimal wear and tear on your body and recovery time. From discectomy to fusion operations, the minimally invasive techniques help you get immediate relief from the worst of the symptoms.
Staying up to date with advancements in the field
At the Spine Institute of Nevada, we take immense pride in helping our patients get the best treatment possible. The world of minimally invasive spine surgery continues to evolve, and we can better serve you when we continue learning. All of our doctors and specialists are constantly researching and learning about new techniques for improving the quality of our procedures so you get the health benefits you need to resume normal life. For more information on our minimally invasive surgery and specific spinal procedures related to minimally invasive spine surgery, contact the Spine Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas at (702) 239-3787.