Minimally invasive spine surgery may be performed for compression fracture repairs, spinal stenosis decompression, herniated disc removal, spinal canal enlargement, minimally invasive spinal fusion, artificial cervical disc replacement, and lumbar artificial disc replacement. Dr. Andrew K. Simpson provides personalized nonsurgical and surgical treatment for a wide range of spine conditions in Chestnut Hill, Boston, and Foxborough, MA. He also provides specialized aftercare for patients. Contact Dr. Simpson for an appointment today.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
MISS is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures. It possesses numerous benefits over the traditional spine surgery which include:
- Small surgery scars
- Reduced risk of infections
- Less blood loss during the surgery
- Less postoperative pain
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to work and normal activities
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures
- Compression Fracture Repairs
- Spinal Stenosis Decompression
- Herniated Disc Removal
- Spinal Canal Enlargement
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
- Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
- Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement