Spine Care

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of damage to surrounding muscles and tissue
  • Less need for pain medication

How Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Works

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.

Spine Conditions Treated With Minimally Invasive Techniques

Your surgeon may be able to use a minimally invasive operation to treat the following conditions:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spondylolysis

Common Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

Certain types of spine surgery can be performed using less invasive techniques, including:

  • Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery (Laminectomy)
  • Spinal Fusion

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