Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialist

Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery located in Englewood, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, West New York, NJ, Staten Island, NY, Ridgewood, NJ, & Bayonne, NJ

With advances in surgical tools and techniques, the skilled team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine performs minimally invasive spine surgery to address many spine conditions. To schedule a surgical consultation, call the office in Englewood, Jersey City, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as the Castleton Corners area of Staten Island in New York City, or request an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an advanced surgical technique that uses innovative surgical tools through small incisions to treat conditions that affect the spine.

The team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine includes neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery?

Compared to traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers many benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller surgical scars
  • Little blood loss
  • Reduced risk

For some conditions, the team performs minimally invasive spine surgery as an outpatient procedure, so patients get to go home the same day.

What can minimally invasive spine surgery treat?

Minimally invasive spine surgery treats many spine conditions. The team may perform the less invasive procedure to treat:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine trauma

However, the team only recommends surgical intervention when conservative treatments no longer provide adequate pain relief from your underlying spine condition. 

What are the types of minimally invasive spine surgery?

There are many types of minimally invasive spine surgery. At Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, some of the minimally invasive procedures the team performs include:

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

During a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, your spine surgeon makes a small incision through your back to remove a damaged disc and fuse two or more vertebral bones. 

Direct lateral interbody fusion

With a direct lateral interbody fusion, your spine surgeon makes two small incisions in your side to remove a damaged disc and fuse the vertebral bones. With this approach, your surgeon avoids the spinal nerves, reducing the risk of damage. 

Oblique lumbar interbody fusion

During the oblique lumbar interbody fusion, your surgeon approaches your lumbar spine through a small incision on the left side of your abdomen. 

Discectomy

The team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine uses minimally invasive spine surgery to perform a discectomy, which involves removing a damaged or herniated disc from the spine. 

Disc replacement

After a discectomy, they may perform a disc replacement procedure, inserting an artificial disc in place of your damaged disc to restore spine function.

Endoscopic spine surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive spine surgery that involves the use of micro-sized incisions, an endoscope, and tubular retractors. 

To schedule a minimally invasive spine surgery consultation at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, call the office nearest you or use the online booking button.