Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

This technique utilizes modern technology, advanced imaging techniques and special medical equipment to reduce the morbidity of surgery (ie collateral tissue trauma), bleeding, hospital stay times and recovery by minimizing the size of the incision.

There are many spinal procedures that make use of minimally invasive techniques. They can involve cutting away tissue (discectomy), fixing adjacent vertebrae to one another (spinal fusion), and replacing bone or other tissue.

The risks of undergoing surgery minimally invasively are broadly the same as open surgery, but the risk of bleeding in generally less, due to the smaller incisions.