St. Luke’s Health is proud to offer the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to alleviate and repair spine injuries and deformities. Minimally invasive spine surgery offers a variety of benefits compared to open surgery, including:
Surgeons are able to achieve these results using advanced tools and techniques. Minimally invasive spine surgery often involves the insertion of a tubular retractor, a tube-shaped tool that creates a small tunnel used to transport surgical instruments and an operating microscope for real-time imaging.
Your surgeon may be able to use a minimally invasive operation to treat the following conditions:
Certain types of spine surgery can be performed using less invasive techniques, including:
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