Minimally Invasive Back Operations

With the world and science becoming extremely advance doctors now opt for minimally invasive back operations to treat back and neck conditions. Minimally invasive back surgery is a much better and safer option than traditional spinal surgery because it does not involve a long incision and therefore there is less scope of damage to the muscles surrounding the spine.

That is why when conditions treated with the help of minimally invasive back surgery heal faster and are lot less painful when the patient is recovering. All these benefits make minimally invasive back operations quite a popular choice with specialist as well as patients.

Description of Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Minimally invasive back operationsMinimally invasive techniques are now used for a wide range of spinal problems and the two most common types of procedures that have been used with this technique are decompression and spinal fusion since the 1990s. In minimally invasive back operations, doctors use customized operative instruments so that they can easily access the spine through small incisions.

For fusions and decompressions done with minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS), doctors use tubular retractors that are designed specifically for procedures like these (discectomy and laminectomy). The main function of this retractor is to hold the muscles open and is kept in the place throughout the procedure.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Back Operations

The main advantage of MISS is that it is done with the aim of treating the spinal problem with as much less injury as possible. It also just open up that particular area of the spine where the problem exists unlike traditional surgery where the doctor make a cut that is typically 5 to 6 inches long and requires a long period of time to heal. Other major benefits of this procedure are smaller cuts, less bleeding, less risk of infection as well as shorter stays in the hospital.