Who Is a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Who Is a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Medical professionals often use minimally invasive spine surgery to decrease patients’ levels of back and neck pain, helping them manage their spinal concerns. The National Library of Medicine found that minimally invasive spine surgery often produces the same outcome as traditional open spine procedures but has faster recovery times. 

In this article, we will explore who makes a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery.

What Makes Good Candidates for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Who is a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery? If other surgery types or procedures have had little effect on your back, it’s worthwhile to explore if minimally invasive surgery is a good fit. Also, you’re a potential candidate if you’re healthy and have no risky conditions.

Many medical professionals treat a variety of spine conditions with this procedure, as it is extremely successful and favored over open surgery.

How Does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Work?

During minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon makes smaller incisions to work on the spinal column, often using a tubular retractor to keep muscles away rather than cutting into them. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, minimally invasive spine surgery aims to reduce spinal pain, relieve pressure, and stabilize the bones and joints. 

Following the surgeon’s guidance and trying certain exercises can help a patient experience a faster recovery. Your doctor will see which types of minimally invasive spine surgery can address your spine’s condition best.

What Is the Success Rate of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Many patients feel nervous about this type of treatment because they are unsure how effective it is. This treatment often has a 90% success rate and is excellent for fast recoveries and decreased pain levels.

According to the National Institutes of Health, minimally invasive spine surgeries accounted for 15% of spine surgeries across the U.S. in 2010. Almost 15 years later, those numbers continue to grow as spine specialists recognize how beneficial it is for patients.

Receive Treatment for Your Spine Pain With New Jersey’s Trusted Spine Specialist

Learn if minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery is the right treatment option for you. Grigory Goldberg, MD, is a trusted orthopedic spine specialist that will listen to your spinal concerns and recommend treatment options. Book an appointment online or call one of our six New Jersey locations to see which types of minimally invasive spine surgery may fit you best. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are a quicker return to work, less pain, and faster recovery.

What is meant by minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery usually entails less body damage and smaller cuts. 

What is the difference between an open surgery and a minimally invasive surgery?

The difference between open surgery and minimally invasive surgery is that open surgery often requires longer recovery, is more painful, and produces bigger incisions and scars.

About The Author

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Dr. Grigory Goldberg, MD

Dr. Grigory Goldberg, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. He is an expert in all aspects of spine surgery, including degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, tumors, fractures, infections, and revision of the back and neck. He has extensive experience in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Motion Preserving Spine Surgery. Dr. Goldberg helped develop and pioneered the most advanced procedures in the field of spine surgery and has invented and hold patents for a number of medical devices.

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