If your healthcare provider recommends spine surgery to address your discomfort, choosing a doctor that specializes in minimally invasive procedures may be the best option for your needs. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) allows surgeons to utilize special instruments and techniques in order to reduce the amount of stress and trauma to the body, and this type of surgery can offer a number of significant benefits. To explore your treatment options and to see if you’re a candidate for MIS, get in touch with the spine experts at New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures
At NJNBI, Dr. Sandro LaRocca – board-certified spinal surgeon – offers the most advanced and cutting-edge form of treatments available, including minimally invasive surgery. MIS can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and more, through the following types of procedures:
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF)
- Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Because minimally invasive spine surgery offers so many benefits, Dr. LaRocca recommends it to his patients whenever possible. Some of the benefits include:
- Smaller incision site
- Reduced risk of infection
- Significantly less damage to surrounding soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments)
- Faster recovery time
- Less pain and scarring
- Shorter hospital stay with the potential for outpatient surgery in some cases
However, not every patient is a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery. For example, severe cases of scoliosis or spinal tumors may require standard surgery instead. The team at NJNBI will evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action for your individual needs. Regardless of which type of procedure you have, you can feel confident knowing you’re in good hands.
Make an Appointment
When physical therapy, shots and other treatments fail to relieve your symptoms, minimally invasive surgery can be an effective way to alleviate many back and neck conditions. Consult with Dr. LaRocca by making an appointment at New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. and learn more about our surgical solutions for scoliosis, spinal stenosis, herniated discs and spondylolisthesis today.