Less Invasive Spine Surgery

Less Invasive Spine Surgery ?

Less invasive spine surgery, also known as minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), is a surgical technique that aims to achieve the same outcomes as traditional open surgery, but with less disruption to the surrounding tissues and with smaller incisions. This type of surgery uses specialized instruments and imaging techniques that allow the surgeon to access the spine through small incisions, reducing the amount of trauma to the muscles, ligaments, and bones surrounding the spine.

Some common examples of less invasive spine surgery techniques include endoscopic discectomy, microdiscectomy, and percutaneous vertebroplasty. These procedures are typically associated with less pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.

However, less invasive spine surgery may not be suitable for all patients or all spinal conditions. Your doctor will determine whether this type of surgery is appropriate for your individual situation based on factors such as the location and severity of your spinal condition, your overall health, and your medical history.

Dr. Alok Sharan pioneered the newest method of less invasive spine surgery called Awake Spine Surgery. Along with a small incision this type of surgery uses local and regional anesthesia. By avoiding general anesthesia patients are up and walking a few hours after surgery.


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