North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine
Orthopaedic Surgery located in Plano, TX & Dallas, TX
If you have a spine injury or degenerative condition that hasn’t responded to conservative treatments, you may benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery. The physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine offer consultations and expert minimally invasive spine surgeries to repair and restore your spine and alleviate your pain. Call or schedule a consultation online today. The practice serves patients in Fort Worth, Duncanville, Allen, and the Dallas communities of South Hampton.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A
What are minimally invasive spine surgeries?
Minimally invasive spine surgery uses specialized surgical instruments through a few small incisions in your back. Traditionally, spine surgeries are performed through a large incision in your back to allow your surgeon access to your spine. However, open operations often have a long recovery time because of the surgical incisions to the muscles and connective tissue in your back.
The doctors at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to repair spine injuries and degenerative conditions. Some of the available minimally invasive spine surgeries include:
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
- Sacroiliac joint fusion
If you need back surgery, talk to your doctor about your minimally invasive options.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgeries usually have shorter recovery times. They also have lower risks of infection and scarring. In many cases, minimally invasive surgeries are also performed as outpatient procedures, and you can get up and walk around soon after your anesthesia wears off.
Why would I need minimally invasive spine surgery?
The physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine use minimally invasive spine surgeries to repair a wide range of painful back and spine conditions. For example, if you have a herniated disc that hasn’t responded to non-surgical treatment, your doctor can repair your disc surgically. They could also repair compression fractures in your vertebra. Other conditions that may improve with minimally invasive spine surgery include:
- Spinal stenosis
If you have back pain or an injury or degenerative disease that hasn’t improved with non-surgical treatment, talk to the team at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine about your minimally invasive surgical options.
Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?
The surgeons at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine provide comprehensive exams and consultations to determine if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. You should be in good health overall, and in most cases, you will have tried non-surgical treatments to relieve your pain and other symptoms.
Call or schedule a consultation online today at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine to learn how minimally invasive spine surgery can relieve your pain and help you get back to a healthy and active life.
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