Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Spine Surgery Specialists Serving Orange County
When conservative, non-surgical approaches to spine issues causing back
and neck pain fail to provide relief and improve mobility, or when there
are serious conditions affecting the neck and back, surgery may become
an option for treatment. At the Center for Spine at Hoag Orthopedic Institute,
we have a collaborative team of specialists dedicated to patients with
spinal disorders and chronic back pain. We are also committed to offering
safe alternatives to traditional open surgery.
Because we leverage the expertise of multi-disciplinary specialists, innovative
techniques, and the latest medical technology, the Center for Spine at
Hoag Orthopedic Institute offers a range of surgical approaches, including
minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive techniques can be used
in a range of spine procedures, and are effective in not only treating
an underlying condition, but also in improving pain symptoms and recoveries
Spine Conditions Treated
Minimally invasive spine surgery may not be an option for everyone, which
is why it is important to seek a thorough medical evaluation by an orthopedic
surgeon who is experienced in these techniques.
Depending on the patient, minimally invasive spine surgery can treat a
variety of spinal disorders and conditionsn including:
How Does Minimally Invasive Surgery Work?
As opposed to open surgery, minimally invasive approaches use small incisions
to access areas of the spine. These smaller incisions reduce damage to
tissues and muscles surrounding the spine. They also allow surgeons to
perform surgery through specialized retractors. A tubular retractor, for
example, consists of a series of expanding tubes that gradually and progressively
dilate and separate tissue. Specialized instruments can then be used to
perform surgery through the tubular retractor.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery
Find a Spine Surgeon Today
The Center for Spine at Hoag Orthopedic Institute is passionate about helping
patients find relief from back and neck pain so that they can return to
normal and active lifestyles. Our award-winning orthopedic hospital and
surgery centers focus on comprehensive care provided by a team of specialists
who are experts in performing leading-edge spine surgery using minimally
invasive techniques and innovative technology.
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