Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive surgical techniques, when applicable, can be more clinically expeditious and require less recovery time.
WHAT IS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY?
This procedure is catalyzed by creating a small incision at the pain source to guide microscopic video cameras and surgical tools to repair damaged spinal areas.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY:
- Reduced risk of blood loss and infection rates
- Minimal postoperative pain compared with full open surgery
- Less inclined to have reliance on pain medication
- Reduced risk of muscle damage
- Less rehabilitation and quicker recovery time required
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY:
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Spinal deformities such as scoliosis
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Spinal Tumors
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disorders
- Spinal Infections
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY?
If you have symptoms that have not improved with physical therapy or other forms of conservative care and positive diagnostic results, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury