Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialist

Specialists in Spine Surgery -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Specialists in Spine Surgery

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists located in Livonia, MI & Commerce, MI

Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon Miles L. Singer, DO, FACOS, FAOAO, and the team at Specialists in Spine Surgery are highly trained in the most advanced techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgery. They provide conservative, patient-oriented care for all types of back and neck problems at five locations in Livonia, Commerce, Garden City, Farmington Hills, and Dearborn, Michigan. To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Traditionally, spine surgery is performed as an open procedure, which requires a long incision to view and access your spine.

Now, advances in medical technology allow Dr. Singer and the team at Specialists in Spine Surgery to perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

Minimally invasive spine surgery doesn’t involve a large incision. This dramatically reduces the amount of damage to the muscles and tissues that surround your spine, resulting in a faster and safer procedure with a shorter recovery. Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller scars
  • Reduced risk of complications and infection
  • Faster recovery time and less rehabilitation required
  • Less pain and reduced need for pain medications after surgery

Additionally, the team at Specialists in Spine Surgery may perform certain minimally invasive procedures on an outpatient basis so you don’t need to stay in the hospital.

What conditions are treated with minimally invasive spine surgery?

The team at Specialists in Spine Surgery always explores nonsurgical treatments before recommending any type of surgery. Surgery may be necessary to treat a painful condition that doesn’t improve with conservative treatments.

Common conditions treated with minimally invasive techniques include:

  • Spinal tumors
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis

Minimally invasive spine surgery isn’t always an appropriate treatment. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery is to schedule an appointment at Specialists in Spine Surgery.

What are common minimally invasive spine procedures?

The team at Specialists in Spine Surgery use minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of procedures, including:

Discectomy

Disc herniation occurs when some of the soft material inside a spinal disc pushes through the tough exterior. A discectomy involves trimming herniated disc material or removing the damaged disc to relieve pressure on a nerve.

Disc replacement

Disc replacement involves removing a damaged or worn disc and replacing it with an artificial disc implant. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion that preserves normal movement in your spine.

For the highest level of care in minimally invasive spine surgery, call Specialists in Spine Surgery or book an appointment online today.