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Complex and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeries

Spine surgery is rarely an initial treatment for back pain, however, there are a few circumstances that may require surgical treatment. In the vast majority of patients, neck or back surgery is only considered after a long course of conservative therapy to treat their back or neck pain.

Most commonly, doctors will advise at least 3 to 6 months of conservative treatment before considering spine surgery. Examples of complex spine surgeries that have benefited from less invasive techniques include discectomy, spinal fusion, and spinal disc replacement. Our neck and back pain specialists can help you navigate the choices and find the best spine treatment for you.

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spinal surgery is a collection of surgical techniques that allow the spinal problem to be corrected using small surgical incisions. Compared to traditional spine surgery where a long incision is made to retract the muscles and tissues to view the site, minimally invasive spinal procedures create a smaller opening and are less damaging to the muscles and other soft tissues around the spine.

Also, a quicker recovery from surgery is anticipated with minimally invasive surgery. Other advantages of minimally invasive spinal surgery include:

  • less bleeding,
  • shorter hospital stays, and
  • a lower rate of postoperative infections

compared to open spine surgery.


What Conditions Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Treat?

The spine specialists at NSPC (Neurological Surgery, P.C.) employ minimally invasive spinal techniques, including stereotactic radiosurgery, for a number of conditions:

  • Compressed nerves
  • Tumors on the spine
  • Spinal cord compression from conditions such as degenerative scoliosis with lumbar spinal stenosis or herniated discs
  • Spine fractures including those from spinal cord injuries

Competent minimally invasive back and neck surgery demands skilled use of specialized surgical equipment, thus NSPC’s minimally invasive spine surgeons have extensive education to become adept in these minimally invasive techniques.

Often minimally invasive spinal procedures can be carried out in an afternoon and are considered outpatient. More complex minimally invasive procedures may demand more careful monitoring, require a longer recovery time, and are completed in a hospital setting.

Minimally Invasive Techniques at NSPC in Long Island and the New York area

The first-rate surgeons at NSPC are skilled in a wide range of minimally invasive surgical techniques:

  • Endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Minimal access spinal surgery
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques have been used as part of a number of common back surgery procedures:

  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal decompressions
  • Spine fusions

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