Minimally invasive back surgery is a procedure that involves smaller incisions and less tissue disruption than traditional open back surgery. This approach can often lead to faster healing times, less pain, and fewer complications.
GNS Surgery Center is proud to offer minimally invasive back surgery to our patients. Our team of experienced neurosurgeons are experts in Minimally invasive back surgery and are committed to providing the best possible care.
At GNS Surgery Center, six common back surgery treatments are available through minimally invasive methods. These include:
Spinal Stenosis Decompression
This procedure aims to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord or nerves caused by spinal stenosis from age-related changes in the spine, such as the development of bone spurs.
During a spinal stenosis decompression, our surgeons will make a small incision in the back and remove the bone spurs pressing on the spinal cord or nerves. Neurosurgeons may sometimes remove a small portion of the vertebra to provide additional spinal cord or nerve space.
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
A spinal fusion is a surgery performed to join two or more vertebrae. This procedure is often necessary to treat conditions such as spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and scoliosis.
Our surgeons will make small incisions in the back and insert special instruments to access the spine. The surgeon will then place small pieces of bone between the vertebrae that need to be fused. In some cases, metal rods or screws may help hold the fusion.
Herniated Disc Removal
A herniated disc occurs when the inner portion of the disc ruptures through the outer layer. It places pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and causes pain. A herniated disc removal is a minimally invasive procedure involving removing the disc’s damaged portion to relieve this pressure.
Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty treat vertebral compression fractures. Vertebroplasty involves injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebra to stabilize it. Kyphoplasty is similar, but a balloon is first inserted into the vertebra to create a small cavity. Then, the injection of bone cement into this cavity takes place.
Spinal Canal Enlargement
The spinal canal is the space within the vertebrae through which the spinal cord runs. When this space becomes narrow, it can compress and damage the spinal cord. Spinal canal enlargement is a minimally invasive procedure that seeks to relieve this pressure by creating more space within the canal.
Artificial Disc Replacement
Artificial Disc Replacement is recommended when other forms of treatment have failed to provide relief from pain. During an artificial disc replacement, the damaged disc is removed and replaced with an artificial disc. This new disc is made from metal and plastic to mimic the function of a healthy disc.
Are You Considering Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?
No matter what type of back surgery you are considering, our team is here to help. We offer various minimally invasive procedures that can provide relief from pain and help you get back to your life.
Contact GNS Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced neurosurgeons. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.