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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery can treat a variety of spinal disorders and conditions:

  • Back pain (lumbar pain)
  • Neck pain (cervical pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spine fractures
  • Infection
  • Tumors

About Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Minimally invasive surgical techniques utilize specialized retractors that allow a surgical procedure to be done through smaller incisions with much less tissue disruption. One of these specialized retractors is called a tubular retractor, which is a series of gradually expanding tubes that gently and progressively dilate and separate muscles and soft tissues to expose the operative field. Using specialized instruments, surgery is performed through the tube.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery

Minimally invasive surgery is considered the leading edge for many spinal procedures and will continue to develop as new techniques continue to evolve. Not every patient is a candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery. To see if you are a candidate for this type of surgery, you must be fully evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who is experienced in these techniques.

Orthopedic Surgeons in Orange County, California

At Hoag Orthopedic Institute you will find that the orthopedic surgeons and the entire surgical team are highly trained and experienced in leading edge spine surgery. Since minimally invasive techniques involving the spine are relatively new and highly technical, they are best performed by a surgical team that performs this surgery often. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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