The field of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) is expanding, offering those with chronic spine conditions more options for treatment. MIS refers to techniques that use small incisions to perform procedures that, in the past, required open back surgery. Using tubular retractors and specialized instruments, MIS allows for larger visibility through a small incision to perform treatments such as vertebrae fusions and spinal cord surgery. Dr. Bhatti at Atlanta Spine is an accomplished spine surgeon that specializes in using minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to treat patients with chronic spine conditions.
The benefit of MIS for the patient is less tissue damage due to the operation. Since MIS uses a smaller incision point, there is less risk of surgical trauma to the muscles and other soft tissues. In addition, this leaves a smaller scar, reduces pain and accelerates recovery time. There are several surgical spine treatments that can be performed using this technique, giving patients more options, less downtime and fewer risks when considering spine treatment options.
Endoscopic Spinal Cord Surgery
In endoscopic spinal cord surgery, often the incision site is only an inch in diameter. Using this tiny entrance, specialized tools are used to perform delicate, precise corrections to the spine. This includes repair to herniated or bulging discs, vertebrae fusions and removal of bone spurs using endoscopic equipment to increase the visual surgical area. These techniques and specialized equipment allow for less blood loss during surgery and minimal damage to the surrounding tissues, improving the recovery for the patient.
If you are considering surgical options for the treatment of a back, neck or spine condition, minimally invasive spine surgery may be an option for you. Dr. Bhatti is a renowned spine surgeon who is an expert in endoscopic, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bhatti to learn more about the minimally invasive spine surgery options at Atlanta Spine.