Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a surgical technique that uses small incisions and customized surgical instruments. This type of procedure results in minimized tissue dissection, reduced blood loss, shortened surgery duration, and reduced recovery time. This less-invasive surgical method has profoundly changed the spinal surgery field by transforming complex procedures to ones less-disruptive and lengthy. While a patient’s treatment options depend upon several factors (such as type of spinal disorder and patient characteristics), many orthopedic surgeons prefer a conservative treatment over traditional invasive surgery.

Dr. Khurana and the surgical team at Marina del Rey Hospital are devoted to restoring functionality through today’s advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures, which can restore your functionality and return you to your active life. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in their field, and through the use of the best-in-class facilities and dedicated treatment teams you can find the spinal treatment you need to return to a healthy and fulfilling life.

When is MIS Spinal Treatments Appropriate?

The benefits of MIS Spinal Treatment prompts many doctors to recommend this type of procedure; however, there are certain circumstances (such as a risky medical history and health conditions) that determine whether a less-invasive method is feasible.

Medical history

For surgeons, collecting information on a patient’s medical history and performing a physical are important first steps, as they provide information about each patient’s unique medical suitability. Multiple surgeries for the same condition could signify a serious unresolved problem that requires further research. A patient’s age, weight, prescriptions, and pre-existing medical conditions may also prevent a surgeon from recommending minimally invasive surgery.

Other medical conditions

A physical exam and diagnostic tests could reveal a previously undiagnosed condition which might demand immediate medical attention. There are certain medical conditions (such as heart disease, diabetes, and blood disease) which could affect a patient’s reaction to and recovery from spinal surgery. Once it’s confirmed that a patient is qualified for microscopic surgery, a treatment can be selected.

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What are the Benefits of MIS Spinal Treatment?

Minimally invasive surgery utilizes devices specifically designed to lessen surgical impact and offer patients the following benefits:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Improved function from surgery
  • Preservation of tissue surrounding incisions
  • Rapid recovery
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal scarring

MIS spine treatment methods have revolutionized the way in which patients are treated. There is less physical trauma to the patient and more recognition of the patient’s well-being, ensuring that patients benefit from a shorter recovery time and less need to extensive physical therapy. To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery, please contact Los Angeles Spine Group today.

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