Minimally Invasive Lumber Spinal Fusion: Gaining Popularity

With each passing year, minimally invasive surgery continues to grow in popularity.

Although the technology is relatively new, minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion has come a long way in a short period of time. In fact, it is well known for yielding top results, giving patients the relief they’re seeking.

Through minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion, patients don’t have to concern themselves with traditional back surgery that can lead to additional damage, extreme pain, and a long recovery period.

Instead, the surgeon makes a small incision, typically two inches in size, on the patient’s side. As a result, the recovery is moved to the patient’s side as opposed to his or her back, allowing for more mobility after the procedure.

Other benefits of minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion include:

·      Less blood loss. This is due in large part to the fact that the incision is much smaller than with conventional back surgery.

·      Less muscle damage. With traditional back surgery, surgeons must cut through muscle and tissue to reach the site. With minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion, this is no longer the case.

Despite the fact that minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is relatively new, it’s picking up steam with each passing day. For those in need of back surgery, it’s a definite idea to consider.

If you want to learn more about this procedure, contact our office at your earliest convenience.