Traditional spine surgery is seeing the last of its days. Minimally invasive spine surgery has transformed spine surgery worldwide. This revolutionary breakthrough generates favorable post-operative outcomes in patients who suffer from spinal cord trauma, spine conditions and spinal abnormalities.
Traditional open back surgery for years has been characterized by large incisions, approximately 4-6 inches in diameter, and disruptive and damage to muscle fibers, nerves and tendons. Entry was gained by extensive retraction of the muscles from the vertebrae to repair or remove ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae, bone spurs and cysts. The antiquated technique encouraged increased blood loss, complications, large scars and a delayed recovery period.
Modern Spine Surgery
Contrary to conventional surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery features preferred benefits and state of the art technology. The modern surgical technique is characterized by small incisions, approximately 1/2-1 inch in diameter, and dramatically reduced trauma to spinal tissues. An endoscope adorned with a camera and light is inserted through an incision, or “keyhole”, for enhanced visualization. The endoscope transfers high definition 3D images to a computer monitor for precision control of surgical instruments.
Advantages to be gained include:
- Reduced trauma to muscles, nerves and tendons
- Shortened hospital stay
- Minimal scarring
- Lower risk of infection and complications
- Accelerated recovery
- Prompt return to daily activities
Spine Specialists of UCNA
The neurosurgeons in New Jersey of IGEA Brain & Spine, P.A. are dedicated to the practice of minimally invasive spine surgery. We target your back pain with select cutting-edge surgical techniques to help you return to an active lifestyle. Our objective is to optimize your surgical experience through unparalleled compassionate patient and spine care.