Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery McKinney, TX

by Administrator 11. November 2014 08:27

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a general term used to describe a set of procedures performed using the most advanced technology to treat various medical conditions of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine.  The surgery involves making small incisions to access the spine, through a camera or other small devices, to have a clear view of the spine anatomy.

Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The spine surgeon uses a number of techniques to perform minimally invasive spine surgery. Some of them are:

  • Microdiskectomy: In this procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions in the back, at the location of herniated discs, to remove the affected part and relieve the patient from the distressing symptoms.
  • Kyphoplasty: This surgery is mainly performed to treat spinal fractures and other injuries. In this, a fluoroscope is used to provide clear images of the spine to treat the affected area.
  • Laminotomy: This minimally invasive procedure helps to reduce pressure from the compressed nerve roots. This surgery can be performed to treat a wide range of spinal conditions including pinched nerves, herniated discs, bone spurs, Spinal Stenosis and bulging discs.
  • Laminectomy: This procedure is performed to reduce pressure on the spine by removing some part or all of the Lamina - a thin, bony layer covering the upper portion of the spinal cord.

Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Tumors

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Shorter hospital stay: Most minimally invasive spine surgical procedures take just a few hours to be performed and the patient doesn’t need to stay for weeks in the hospital.
  • Minimal pain and blood loss: Minimally invasive procedures involve making very small incisions to treat the condition. Thus, there are lesser chances of scars and post-operative pain.
  • Less chances of muscle and soft tissue damage: With the smaller incisions made during minimally invasive spine surgery, the tissues and muscles nearby the affected area are less likely to be damaged.
  • High success rate: Advanced imaging techniques allow the surgeon to place the surgical instruments precisely at the affected area without the need of having to cut open the skin.

For complete diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems you can visit Dr. Burg. The spine surgeon specializes in performing minimally invasive spine surgery to treat various spinal conditions. To schedule an appointment with the spine specialist, call at (214) 618 – 5502.

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