Thursday, November 14, 2013

Options For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery In Michigan

X-ray of spine after scoliosis surgery - anter...

Minimally invasive spine surgery has been used for 30 years now. In the past five years advancements in technology have allowed for expanded use of this type of surgery on a growing number of disorders. Historically, spine surgery has been a very comprehensive procedure that required large incisions, dissecting of muscles and tissue and extremely long recovery times. Much like minimally invasive procedures that have been performed on joints for many years, the recovery time from a minimally invasive procedure, along with substantially less noticeable scarring.

Some procedures that can now be done with minimally invasive surgery include herniated discs, compression fractures of vertebrae, spinal infections, certain types of scoliosis and spinal instability. As mentioned, this list continues to grow as the technology allows.

In Michigan there are several good options for an MIS procedure. Here are a few locations that perform them:

  • Lansing Neurosurgery – Don’t let the name fool you, LN is one of the most respected surgery locations in Michigan and has a staff with extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery for spine and head trauma.
  • The Ann Arbor Spine Center – If you’re in the southeast corner of the state, this is one of the leading options for cervical spine, lumbar spine, scoliosis and spinal fusion procedures.
  • Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids – For people on the west side of the state, few places offer an array of minimally invasive spinal surgery options as Spectrum. Follow the link to see the complete list.

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At December 2, 2013 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Teresa Conrad said...

Thanks for the info, it is important that every patient should know the types of surgery that they may undergo. But patients should remember that before considering a minimally invasive spinal surgery, patients should attempt non-surgical options, such as medication or physical therapy, to see if results can be achieved without surgery.


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