Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery applies the most current technical advances in the art of surgery to procedures on the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

In the brain, the use of non invasive techniques such as Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and image guided microneurosurgery now allow for treatment of brain conditions with small incisions or no incisions at all.
Shorter operative times and shorter hospital stays with less postoperative recovery are possible when such techniques are employed.

Minimally invasive Lumbar diskectomy
Lumbar disk herniation is a common and painful condition which often requires surgery. In the event surgery is recommended, a very limited incision (sometimes as small as 15mm) can allow access to the spine and subsequent removal of the disk material. Potential advantages include shorter operative time, reduced muscle damage, shorter recovery periods and improved patient satisfaction.

Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
A variety of minimally invasive techiniques for spinal fusion exists and is tailored to the individual. Common advantages include minimal blood loss, reduced postoperative pain , shorter recovery, and reduced hospital stay.

Micro-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy
This treatment allows for relief of arm pain without cervical fusion, the use of a collar or prolonged limitations in activity, very small incisions, reduced bleeding and reduced hospital stays are potential benefits.

Image Guided Neurosurgery
Current technology allows for preoperative simulation of brain procedures with improved precision. Smaller incisions, reduced operative times diminished blood loss and shorter recovery times are potential benefits.