Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Minimally invasive Spine surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, or MIS, is a muscle friendly approach to spine surgery. Surgery is designed to stabilize the patient’s spinal joints and vertebral bones to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.

What Is minimally invasive spine surgery used to treat?

Minimally invasive spine surgery may be a necessary treatment in response to a variety of medical conditions, including herniated discs, scoliosis, spinal tumors, spinal instability, and bone spurs

What Are The Main Benefits of Minimally Invasive spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an alternative to open surgery, and is much safer, faster, and requires less recovery time. It also creates much less trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. 

Examples of the primary benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Greatly reduced risk of muscle damage or infection 
  • Smaller skin incisions, causing superior cosmetic results
  • Less blood loss
  • Less postoperative pain and faster recovery 
  • Less reliance on pain medications to deal with post-surgery pain
  • Lesser risk for an adverse reaction to general anesthesia 

What Are The Main Risks of Minimally Invasive spine Surgery?

Even though minimally invasive spine surgery is safer and faster than open surgery, there are still certain risks involved that patients should be aware of. The biggest risks of minimally invasive surgery are localized infections developing following the surgery, unexpected blood loss during the surgery, and the potential of an adverse reaction to anesthesia (although the risk is lower than with open surgery). Finally, there is also the chance that minimally invasive surgery will not solve the issue on its own, and a second MIS or full open surgery may be required depending on your circumstances. 

 

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