Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Traditionally spine surgery involves large incisions to access the spine and associated anatomy needed to treat various spinal conditions. Minimally invasive spine surgery is one of the latest advanced procedures used by surgeons. They are referred to as MIS. It allows the surgeons to reduce the incision size needed in surgery. Since, minimally invasive spine procedures require a smaller incision, it means that less damage is done to the muscles surrounding the spine.
Our team at Spine Physicians Institute first explores whether or not the non-surgical treatments can be prescribed before delving into the invasive procedures, however minimal. Non-invasive non-surgical methods include medication, physical therapy, use of braces etc.
These are two of the most commonly used minimally invasive spine procedures;
- MIS Lumbar Discectomy
- MIS Lumbar Fusion
Not all conditions can be effectively treated using minimally invasive spine surgery. Proper diagnosis must be made to ensure best possible treatment is provided.
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Types Of MIS Surgery
Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
The advent of minimally invasive surgery has provided surgeons new techniques for treating clinical disease. There have been several innovations and inventions to assist in the field of spinal surgery. Techniques in lumbar interbody arthrodesis have shown a continued evolution of procedural approach and instrumentation.
Minimally invasive spine surgery aims to reduce approach related morbidity. It also aims to produce clinical outcomes comparable to its open predecessors in surgery. The development of minimally invasive techniques for lumbar interbody fusion is one such example of this. It includes the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). We, at Spine Physicians Institute, have treated many patients with this and received very positive outcomes with the procedure.
Microscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy
Microscopic posterior cervical discectomy is a spinal surgery. It is performed for a herniated disc in the cervical spine that is causing the patient neck pain. There might also be pain radiating along the shoulder or arm pain. The surgery can be done in a minimally invasive manner with a tubular retractor. It can also be done with a small, formal open incision.