When your back, neck, arm, leg, or joint pain stick around despite medical treatments, the underlying condition may need minimally invasive spine surgery. Skilled neurosurgeon Nameer Haider, MD, and the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine perform many beneficial procedures using minimally invasive spine surgery, from implanting innovative therapies like spinal cord stimulators, to removing damaged discs and treating vertebral compression fractures. To learn if a minimally invasive spinal procedure may relieve your pain, call the office in Utica, New York, or book an appointment online.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is performed through small incisions using surgical instruments contained in narrow tubes that easily fit through the tiny opening. During a minimally invasive procedure, your doctor at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine uses an endoscope or an operating microscope to get a magnified view of the targeted surgical area.
Open surgery uses one, long incision that cuts through your skin and muscles. Then the tissues are pulled apart to create an opening large enough for the surgeon to reach your spine. This type of open surgery causes a tremendous amount of trauma compared to the small incision used during minimally invasive procedures.
Minimally invasive spine surgery spares your muscles. Instead of cutting through muscles, your doctor at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine uses a retractor to separate the muscle fibers, gently stretching them just enough to accommodate the narrow surgical tools.
When your surgery is finished, the muscles return to their normal position. They don’t need any time to heal because they weren’t cut or removed from the bone.
Other benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include:
In most cases, minimally invasive spine surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. If you need to stay in the hospital, your inpatient time is shorter compared to open surgery.
Most spinal surgeries that once required open surgery are now performed with minimally invasive surgery. Your experienced surgeon at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine performs several minimally invasive procedures, such as:
These procedures relieve pain and heal spine problems, such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal instability, and vertebral compression fractures. Radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulators, and intrathecal pumps effectively relieve lower back, neck, arm, leg, and joint pain.
To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery, call OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine or book an appointment online today.