Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) techniques have been devised for spinal and brain surgeries.
Microdiskectomy, and MIS procedures are used spinal decompression for stenosis and diskectomy and more recently for spinal fusions as well. More complicated cases can even be used to treat scoliosis. The principles behind Minimally Invasive Surgery are to prevent muscle disruption and preserve stability of the spine. MIS helps preserve the posterior tension band of the spine that may be needed to prevent kyphosis or abnormal curvature of the spine. Other advantages are decrease blood loss during operation, decreased post operative pain, decreased infection rate, and decreased complications due to CSF leak. Minimally invasive spine procedures are typically performed through the tubes that dilate through the muscles while using the radiography to locate anatomical structures. Microdiskectomy procedures use a very small incision and an advanced operating microscope to treat spinal disease.
Stereotactic surgery, including frameless stereotaxy, has revolutionized brain surgery. Many diseases can be treated with a small incision, a small skull opening, and minimal disruption of normal brain tissue with the use of advanced stereotaxy. Advanced microscopes and endoscopy have likewise significantly impacted surgical approaches and outcomes. Lasers, ultrasonic aspirators, and numerous other innovations in neurosurgery have improved precision and accuracy of treatment.
Whatever the neurosurgical approach, we have the latest techniques available to us for your benefit. Minimizing surgery and maximizing outcome is our goal.