Less Invasive Spine Surgery Advancements

Minimally invasive spine surgery involves several smaller incisions. The surgeon is aided by advances in medical imaging, surgical techniques, instrumentation, and equipment. This significantly reduces damage to soft tissues while still accomplishing certain procedures typically done with open-back surgery.

Potential benefits of minimally invasive back surgery are:

  • Smaller surgical incisions
  • Less soft tissue disruption and damage to spinal muscles
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced scarring
  • A reduction in post-operative pain
  • A shortened hospital stay
  • A faster recovery

The Latest Technology

Cutting-edge spinal instrumentation has made it possible to use laparoscopic techniques, which use small incisions far from the actual site of the injury to accomplish a repair. “Mini-open” surgeries also prove less invasive than traditional approaches while still allowing doctors access and visibility to the surgical site and achieving positive results.

Aiding these procedures is the development of technological computer advances for superior imaging capabilities and scientific biological breakthroughs, such as biological bone growth enhancers, all of which continue to make minimally invasive procedures even more effective.

Minimally Invasive Options

There are many procedures done as minimally invasive surgery today, but three of the most common are:

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Recovery From Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recovery from minimally invasive surgery is expected to be better than with traditional surgeries. Hospital stays are generally shorter--as little as two to three days. Pain is also expected to be less because there is less soft tissue disruption, though your doctor will help you with pain management for the discomfort you experience. In the case of spinal fusion, it will still take several months for the bone to harden and achieve full strength.

Request a consultation on minimally invasive back surgery with the spine specialists at Hunt Spine today.

At Hunt Spine, you are what matters most. It is our duty to improve your quality of life by treating back and spine conditions, this is a duty we do not take lightly and it shows in our unique one-on-one consultation. In this consultation, we take as much time as needed to insure we plan out a specialized treatment that will yield optimal results.

Another important factor is you, the patient are fully educated on your condition and its treatment options. You will leave the consultation with a firm understanding and a treatment goal in mind. Dr. Leonel Hunt and Dr. Gabriel Hunt are dedicated to improving your quality of life. Contact us today to learn more, and schedule a consultation with some of the best spine specialists Los Angeles has to offer.

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