As a leader in Neuro and Orthopedic spine surgery services, Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine offers advanced techniques including minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) for patients throughout the Panhandle. We understand that many first-time surgery patients are wary of invasive treatment options, so our team of integrated spine specialists will help to put your mind at ease both before and after the treatment process. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive spine surgeries offer several benefits for patients and can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions.
Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine offers several types of minimally invasive spine surgeries to repair damage. Our team of surgeons, Neurosurgeons, physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists and Therapist work with each patient to determine if minimally invasive surgery is a recommended treatment option. Using small incisions and specialized retractors to separate tissue, our surgeons are able to reduce damage to surrounding areas. Common minimally invasive spine surgeries include:
As opposed to traditional surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers several advantages including minimal tissue damage, less pain, and faster recovery. Open spine surgery generally requires incisions 5-6 inches long and the moving of tissue, muscle, and ligaments to access the spine. Open spine surgeries require 5-7 days in post-surgical hospital stay, while minimally invasive procedures allow patients to return home 2-3 days post-procedure.
Minimally invasive techniques use much smaller incisions, resulting in better cosmetic results, less blood loss, and reduced risk of infection. Instead of cutting through muscle and tissue, retractors are used to separate them and keep them intact to reduce damage. Minimally invasive spine surgeries offer quicker recovery for patients, allowing them to start post-surgical physical therapy soon after the procedure.
Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health by empowering you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan. We know there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis.
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