Forget Complications, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is All About Benefits

If you opt in favor of minimally invasive spine surgery, it’s time to learn more about the benefits and potential complications associated with this procedure.

While the benefits are well documented, including a shorter recovery period, many patients begin to worry about potential complications. Fortunately, there is no reason for this as these are “minimal.”

Just the same as any operation, you have every right to be concerned. However, due to the nature of the procedure, the chance of this is much smaller as compared to open back surgery.

Consider the following:

·      Infection.

·      Bleeding.

·      Pain at the site of incision.

·      Nerve damage.

·      Blood clots.

While these are potential complications, your surgeon knows what it takes to avoid each and every one. For example, you may be prescribed antibiotics before the surgery as a means of lessening the risk of infection.

You shouldn’t go into minimally invasive spine surgery with any worries on your mind. Instead, you should realize that the benefits are much greater than those associated with open back surgery.

If you have any questions about the benefits and potential complications, contact us today. We’re more than happy to schedule an appointment so you can learn more about this procedure.