Microscopic spine surgery employs the most innovative and advanced technology to provide spinal surgeons like Dr. Khurana with unprecedented control. For patients, these minimally invasive procedures result in faster recovery times with less risk of complications. Because smaller incisions are used, these types of procedures result in less pain, blood loss, and shorter hospital stays, which makes them an ideal treatment for patients who qualify for them. By using state-of-the-art microscopic surgical devices at Marina del Rey hospital, Dr. Khurana is able to provide effective spine surgery that allows patients to recover in as little time as possible in order to return to everyday life with the benefits of effective spinal care.
Microsurgical Discectomy (Microdiscectomy)
When a bone fragment comes into contact with a nerve it can lead to pain and swelling, and removal of the fragment becomes necessary to relieve the pressure and potential neurological symptoms. Commonly known as microsurgical discectomy (microdiscectomy), this procedure is a minimally invasive surgery with a proven success rate.
Microsurgical Decompression (Microlaminectomy)
Like microdiscectomy, microsurgical decompression (microlaminectomy) is performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and the resulting pain and potential neurological issues.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery holds many advantages over traditional open back surgery, including less blood loss, pain, risk of potential complications, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time for many patients. For minimally invasive procedures, the surgeon makes a series of small incisions, which can also lead to less scarring than traditional surgery. Additional information can be found at AAOS.org.
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