Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

What is a Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?
How long is the surgery?
How long is the hospital stay?
Do I need Anesthesia?
Recovery Time

What is a Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?

There are large and strong muscles overlying the lower back. In traditional surgery, a muscle stripping approach is used to gain access to the spine. In minimally invasive back surgery, particular attention is given to save the normal muscle and tendon attachments. A tubular device or a minimally invasive retractors provide the working channel by spreading the muscle fibers. At the completion of the surgery, the working channel is removed and the muscle and tendons resume their normal position.

Bone Spurs
Bulging Disc
Herniated Disc
Pinched Nerve
Spine Stenosis
Arthritis of Spine

How long is the surgery?

For removal of the herniated disc and shaving bone spurs, the procedure is about one hour. For procedures involving more than one level, 30 minutes is needed for each additional level.

How long is the hospital stay?

After 6 hours of stay in recovery room you are discharged home. In procedures dealing with more than two level, discharge home is after an overnight stay.

Do I need Anesthesia?

To obtain appropriate relaxation of the muscles, general anesthesia is used. This provides for the most pain free and relaxed experience.

Recovery Time

After going home, a two week rest and relaxation period is recommended. Most people are able to return to normal level of activity after 4 weeks. In cases of muscle weakness and deconditioning, a customized course of physical therapy will be prescribed.

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