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Minimally Invasive Surgery

When you experience any type of back or spine problems, a nonsurgical technique is always going to be considered. Although it may have success, there are some times when it is necessary to consider surgery as well. Of course, you would want to ensure that you were choosing a doctor that was using the latest surgical techniques, including the use of minimally invasive surgery. After all, that type of surgery can help to reduce recovery time and limit the problems that are associated with a surgical procedure.

Many different types of spine surgery can be completed in a minimally invasive way. Some of the different types of surgeries that are done in this way include the replacement of joints because of arthritis and to reconstruct a bone because of fracture. This type of surgery also reduces how much damage could occur to the blood flow to the area, helping to reduce additional problems that may be an issue with conventional types of surgery as well.

One of the primary benefits of choosing surgery that is minimally invasive is that it reduces recovery time. You may have heard of open spine surgery techniques, and these often involve an incision that is at least three inches long and the tissues and muscles are separated through the use of a retractor. This causes additional trauma, the possibility for excessive blood loss and increases recovery time significantly.

When you choose to use our services for minimally invasive surgical technique, it is often possible for you to have the surgery and to go home the same day after a very brief amount of recovery in our facility. This is due to the fact that a smaller incision is made and the instruments that are used for minimally invasive surgery are much more delicate, causing less harm to the surrounding area than the conventional type of surgical techniques.