Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Due to technological advances, minimally invasive techniques using endoscopes and microscopes now allow for smaller surgical incisions. Shorter recovery times from surgery means getting back to the things you enjoy.
Many surgical procedures are performed with small surgical tools and a tubular retractor approach. Tubular retractors are inserted into the surgical area creating a tube that holds muscles and tissue back allowing a clear path for endoscopic tools. If bone or disk materials are removed during the procedure, they are removed through the tubular channel and any pins, screws or fusion materials are inserted through the same tubular retractor. Your surgeon is guided by special real-time imaging and microscopic viewers to view the procedure through the retractor and on screen.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an effective tool in back injury repair. There are some risks with any procedure and your surgeon, Dr. Mitchell, may need to convert to an “open surgery” procedure based upon real-time findings. All surgical and non-surgical options will be discussed with you prior to any procedure so that you have a full understanding of the pros and cons of a suggested treatment approach.
After a minimally invasive procedure, recovery may include specific follow-up or rehabilitation plans for your injuries. Most minimally invasive surgeries give patients a better quality of life, faster recovery and less pain.
To learn more about Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery with Dr. William Mitchell, please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch with you. If you need to talk with someone right away, call 856-372-9422 to schedule an appointment.