Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the spine includes numerous advanced techniques and associated technologies that have been developed and utilized to:
- Lessen post-operative pain
- Minimize scarring
- Reduce blood loss
- Shorten hospital stays
- Improve function
- Provide for a quicker return to a normal lifestyle following spine surgery
Aided by new technology and advanced imaging techniques, MIS surgery allow surgeons to safely and accurately visualize the spinal anatomy without the need for larger incisions; all while minimizing trauma to underlying soft tissue and muscle. At the Spine Institute of Arizona, our physicians utilize minimally invasive techniques in both the lumbar and thoracic spines to treat a wide range of spinal conditions ranging from Herniated Discs, to Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Degenerative Disc Disease and Scoliosis.
Although MIS surgery offers several advantages over traditional open surgery and most spine conditions can be treated with MIS techniques. There are, however, occasions and certain conditions when traditional open spine surgery is still necessary and MIS techniques cannot be used as effectively. For this reason, it is important for your surgeon to have extensive knowledge in all available techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.
Dr. Dohring, Dr. Gause, and Dr. Wang have been pioneers in the field of MIS spine surgery and are considered nationally recognized spine experts in this field. They continue to advance this field through the development of new minimally invasive techniques, the teaching and education of other spine surgeons from around the country and research in this advanced expanding technology.
Visit one of the Spine surgeons at the Spine Institute of Arizona to discuss if this procedure is right for you.