How to Discuss Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Your Doctor

At our practice, we’ve found that some patients don’t know how to address their interest in minimally invasive spine surgery. While some are sure that this is the right procedure for them, others don’t know what to expect if they decide to move forward.

There are many steps you can take to ensure that you discuss the proper details with your medical team.

We take great pride in both our experience and knowledge, noting the following on our website:

“Dr. Sharma was one of the first Neurosurgeons in Northern Virginia to perform a minimally invasive microdiscectomy and decompression. Using a band aid incision and minimal dissection, he is able to remove herniated discs in an outpatient procedure. He is also among very few spine surgeons around the world who use the endoscopic technique for disc removals.”

It’s this knowledge that gives our patients the confidence they need to consider the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery.

If you’re interested in this procedure, regardless of why you’re experiencing back pain, here are a few things to discuss with your doctor:

·      The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery as compared to an open back procedure.

·      The process itself, including how long it takes and the recovery period.

·      The success rate for somebody with your injury.

When you focus on these details, you’ll find it easier to not only discuss minimally invasive spine surgery with your doctor but to also better understand if this is the right procedure for you at the present time.

If you’re ready to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us to setup your first appointment. From there, you’ll be in good hands!