Minimally invasive non-fusion surgeries include endoscopic discectomies and endoscopic laminectomies that can be performed through incisions less than half an inch and require just a band-aid.
These procedures require no sutures to remove. Muscle fibers, ligaments and tendons are meticulously preserved. There is less operative time, less anesthesia and less blood loss.
These procedures are out-patient. They allow you to return to work and back to a pain free lifestyle quicker than traditional surgery.
Not all patients and procedures are the same. The above is an example of what the typical patient can expect from some minimally invasive procedures.