Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Overview

Minimally Invasive Surgery is a term describing a collection of procedures that provide less traumatic treatment to patients than that of traditional surgery.

How is It Performed?

Minimally Invasive Surgery, or “keyhole” surgery, is a type of surgery performed using a thin, telescope-like instrument called an endoscope. The endoscope is connected to a tiny video camera and is inserted through small incisions to give surgeons an inside view of the patient’s body. In addition, small surgical instruments can be inserted through the small incisions to perform the surgery.

Benefits

Minimally Invasive Surgery of the spine has many benefits, including smaller, less noticeable scars, reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stay.

Applicable Conditions

Conditions that minimally invasive surgery can help treat include deformities such as scoliosis, infection, trauma, biopsy, herniated disc repair, and spinal fusion of degenerative discs.