What is Minimally Invasive Stabilization Surgery? | BEST

Some people who suffer from chronic neck and back pain may experience difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time. Often, back pain that is caused by a degenerative spine condition can prevent you from doing the activities that you enjoy because the instability of your spine makes it difficult to move and twist without pain. If you are experiencing this pain and have talked to your doctor, it is highly likely that you have been advised to have open back surgery to fuse your spine together. 

At BEST Health System, we understand the prospect of having open back surgery is scary and confusing. Traditional open back fusions require a lengthy say in the hospital and the surgery itself is very invasive, which means that your recovery time may be as long as six months to a year. For those reasons, we offer an alternative to traditional open back fusion. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery provides more precise treatment for your spine condition. During the surgery, your surrounding muscles will not be disrupted, which means that you will have a shorter recovery time than traditional open back surgery. We perform surgery as an outpatient procedure, so there is no need for an overnight hospital stay. 

Advantages of BEST Health System’s Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:

  • No lengthy recovery
  • Board-certified surgeons
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure

As you continue to explore surgical options to provide you with relief for your back pain, we encourage you to consider a minimally invasive procedure. We invite you to contact our team with any questions that you may have. 

What Is Our Minimally Invasive Stabilization Surgery?

Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery provides a less invasive, more precise alternative to traditional open back fusions. The procedure is performed through a small incision in the back or side. Through this incision, the surgeon is able to move the surrounding muscles to the side to avoid cutting or tearing the muscle tissue. Once the muscles are moved aside, the surgeon will remove the diseased disc or vertebrae and insert an implant and bone to provide immediate stability and relief from the pain. 

The type of minimally invasive stabilization procedure we perform is dependent on your spine condition. Before your surgery, you will meet with a consultant professional to review your MRI and medical history to determine your candidacy for one of our procedures. 

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If you are interested in learning more about minimally invasive stabilization surgery, contact BEST Health System today. Our team is dedicated to providing all patients with the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Get started on your path to recovery today.