2013-09-10 14:59:47 - Dr. Joshua S. Rovner, the renowned back pain specialist at Progressive Spine, underscores some insights about minimally invasive spine surgery.
With the advent of higher technology, medicine has also improved and flourished. Over the years, the world has witnessed the discovery of cures for illness thought of as incurable. There have been breakthroughs in surgery as well—no-blood transfusion, use of laser to minimize bleeding and incision. And with that came new breakthrough in spine surgery—minimally invasive spine surgery. But what is it? How is it done? What are the benefits?
What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
As the name suggests, it is an orthopedic surgery that involves less invasive procedure—or so to speak, less or smaller incision in the spine area where the procedure is to be performed. Spine sugary specialists use special instruments to gain access the spine through small
incisions. This procedure was developed to address spine problems with minimal injury caused to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine by not stretching the muscles to achieve better view of the problem area. Other than that, it also helps the spine surgeons to determine where exactly the problem exists in the spine.
What Are the Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
There are two types of minimally invasive spine surgery—endoscopic and fluoroscopic. The fluoroscopic surgery uses a portable X-ray machine that’s placed in a way that orthopedic surgeon gets the most accurate X-ray view of the spine. The endoscopic procedure makes use an endoscope (a small telescope-like instrument) with a video camera and other instruments necessary, which are passed through small openings or incisions made on the body (approximately 2cm) to access the spine and locate to problem. Surgical instruments are then passed through the incisions, which are then sutured after the procedure and covered with surgical tape. Between the two procedures, endoscopic is more common in practice.
What Are the Benefits of Getting a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialist in New Jersey for Your Procedure?
In general, benefits from minimally invasive spine surgery include smaller incisions, less bleeding, shorter stays in the hospital, and lesser medical bills. The smaller incision is an obvious benefit though, but with that smaller incision comes lesser bleeding and faster recovery. It is also interesting to note that this procedure does not damage the non-defective muscles and normal structure of the spine, thus, no further back pain is experienced by the patient after the surgery. This procedure also offers faster recovery time, thus, making hospital stays shorter and medical bills lower. Seeing a minimally invasive spine surgery specialist in New Jersey can help you learn more benefits of the procedure.
About Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics
Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics provides both non-surgical and surgical treatment of pain related to the neck and entire back. The center takes advantage of patient-centered and personalized approaches that are proven and tested effective in diagnosing and in treating problems related to deformity, trauma, and degenerative conditions
About Dr. Joshua Rovner
Dr. Joshua S. Rovner holdes a license to practice medicine and surgery in the states of New York and New Jersey. His expertise in the field of spine surgery has has been honed by years of study and practice in this field. He obtained a fellowship in spine surgery at Twin Cities Spine Center. He has conducted a variety of studies, which have been published in different peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Rovner has also lectured in different research and medical institutions.