3 Things You Should Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

When it comes to minimally invasive spine surgery, there is no replacement for consulting with an experienced medical professional.

For example, our own Dr. Sharma was one of the first neurosurgeons in Northern Virginia to perform a minimally invasive microdiscectomy and decompression.

While there may come a time when you need to speak personally with a surgeon about your situation, it’s never a bad idea to collect as much information as possible.

Here are three things you should know about minimally invasive spine surgery:

·      All it takes is a Band-Aid size incision. Unlike traditional open back surgery, the entry point is extremely small. This helps minimize scarring, blood loss, and collateral damage.

·      It can treat a variety of back and neck ailments. Although minimally invasive spine surgery is not the right approach for every back and neck injury, it can help treat many.

·      The recovery time is amazing. While every patient is different, don’t be surprised if you’re walking the day of or the day after surgery. Along with this, you may not need to spend much, if any, time in the hospital.

There is a lot to learn about minimally invasive spine surgery, but these three points should never slip your mind.

If you want to discuss your back health and whether minimally invasive spine surgery is an option, contact our office today.