During traditional spinal surgical procedures, the patient is laid across the table and receives a long incision along the spine so that the surgeon is able to visualize what needs to be done.
With recent technological developments and advancements in scientific tools and techniques, there are easier ways to observe the spine. Minimally invasive spine surgery is a great way for the surgeon to access the deep spinal structures by using minimally invasive incisions.
When Should I Get Spine Surgery?
Knowing when to get spine surgery and being able to read those signs is important. Spine surgery may be a good idea if the pain still persists after exploring non-surgical back treatments to alleviate the pain. These treatments can include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic assistance
If these treatment options do not alleviate the pain, then a surgery may be needed. It may also be a good time to explore spine surgery when you are having disk problems or overgrowth of bone.
Why Is Minimally Invasive Surgery a Good Alternative To Traditional Surgery?
There are actually a few reasons as to why minimally invasive surgery is a good alternative to traditional surgery. One of the reasons is the minimally invasive incisions, as compared to the large incisions done in traditional surgery.
These small incisions allow the use of cameras or microscopes to enter and give fantastic viewing access for the surgeon. This allows the surgeon to view everything inside of your body from a monitor that is connected to the camera or microscope.
Open spine surgery can require the surgeon to move muscles in order to see and access the spine. This can damage the muscles and tissues in the area, which can lead to more complications and issues after the surgery is completed.
Call Princeton Neurological Surgery Today!
At Princeton Neurological Surgery, Dr. John Lipani, a board certified and trained neurological surgeon who is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, has the expertise and experience to make sure everything goes as planned.
With an expertise in Neurosurgery, Dr. Lipani is known as one of the nation’s top spine surgeons. Dr. Lipani is recognized as a leading expert in neurosurgery on three internationally recognized advisory review boards. Who better to help you with your surgical needs than Dr. Lipani? Give us a call at 609-890-3400, or visit www.princetonneurologicalsurgery.com to schedule an appointment.