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.
Patients usually leave within an hour after their procedure.
Incision is typically a half an inch long.
This procedure will cause minimal blood loss with limited tissue disruption.
Patients usually leave an hour after the procedure. No heavy lifting, twisting or bending for 6 weeks after the procedure. Back to work a few days after surgery.
The procedure is approximately 30 minutes.
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.