Dr. Oliver  |   03/09/2014
Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery allows for faster recovery and often patients can now go home the same day of surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery allows for faster recovery and often patients can now go home the same day of surgery. Previously, patients had to remain in the hospital four to five days following open spine surgery.

Blood loss is generally greatly reduced and the overall stress on the body is less pronounced. In addition, the risk of infection is lower. There are also less visible scars.

Most importantly, with less damage to tissues of the spine the potential deleterious effects of spine surgery are minimized and the likelihood of injury to nerves both in the short term as well as long term is reduced.

Another benefit of minimally invasive spine surgery is that it may be performed on patients that were formerly considered poor candidates for open spine surgery.
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