Minimally Invasive Surgery is done by using muscle sparing approaches and smaller incisions. As a result, patients benefit with decreased pain and faster return to activity.
Illustration of a Cross-Section of the Spine using a Minimally Invasive Retractor System
Surgical picture of the use of a Minimally Invasive Retractor System & Special Instruments to Perform Spinal surgery through a Small Incision
Live surgical video of minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy!
Minimally invasive cervical disc replacement is performed to treat neck pain from a cervical disc herniation. This outpatient surgery replaces the herniated disc and preserves normal motion without fusion.
Minimally invasive spinal fusion can be done as well. Intraoperative x-ray and nerve monitoring is used to safely place spinal instrumentation "percutaneously" through small incisions. Special retractors and instruments are used to remove the intervertebral disc and place a spacer with bone graft for fusion. The procedure is illustrated in the following video.
Live Surgical Video of Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion (MIS TLIF)
The Relievant Intracept Procedure
SI Joint Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Dr. Badlani
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures
- Laser Spine Surgery
- Robotic Spine Surgery
- Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Posterior Lumbar Fusion
- Lateral Lumbar Fusion
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
- Posterior Cervical Laminotomy
- Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty
- Balloon Kyphoplasty
- Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
- Cervical Disc Replacement