Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery in Waldwick, NJ
Minimally-invasive spine surgery - commonly referred to as MIS or MISS - is a type of medical treatment designed to provide the benefits of traditional back surgery while making a smaller “footprint.” These surgical methods make use of advanced technology and techniques to improve the patient experience.
Request more information about minimally-invasive spine surgery today: call (201) 806-6099 or contact Dr. M.T. Shahab online.
What is Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally-invasive spine surgery refers to a collection of surgical procedures. These options seek to provide the same results as traditional “open” back and spine surgery while decreasing incision size and downtime.
Minimally-invasive spine surgery can be used to treat a number of different conditions that affect the back, spine and associated nervous system. Issues that have been treated with MIS include:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Infections of the spine
- Spinal injury
- Spinal fractures
- Bone spurs
The conditions listed above are not every issue that can be addressed with minimally-invasive spine surgery. Medical science is constantly advancing and new methods may be developed that can help combat other spine issues.
How Does Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Work?
The exact procedure of minimally-invasive spine surgery will vary depending on the specific surgeon and the condition that is being treated. Generally most minimally-invasive surgeries are done with a keyhole or laparoscopic approach.
In these varieties, the surgery is performed through one or several small incisions, rather than the large one associated with traditional “open” surgery. Performing surgery this way confers many benefits, including:
- Reduced incision size
- Smaller scars
- Faster healing in some cases
- Reduced recovery pain
- Decreased downtime
- Reduced damage to surrounding tissue
- Shorter hospital stay
Minimally-invasive spine surgery may not be appropriate for every patient or condition. MIS requires specialized training and in some cases, equipment. Ultimately, the only way to determine if a certain condition can be treated with MIS is by working closely with a surgeon who provides these services.
As with all types of spine surgery, minimally-invasive procedures are typically performed as a last resort if the condition does not respond to other treatment methods.
Request MIS Information Today
Minimally-invasive spine surgery utilizes special methods and technology aimed at reducing incision size, downtime and recovery pain. Find out if MIS is a fit for you: call (201) 806-6099 or contact Dr. M.T. Shahab online.
Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women
Address33 Central Ave
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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