At Spine Specialists, we offer the latest and most advanced surgical procedures, particularly those that are minimally invasive. A minimally invasive procedure uses advanced equipment and techniques that allow surgery to be conducted through very small incisions. The results are minimal scarring and a much quicker recovery time. Dr. Fye is experienced in many different minimally invasive procedures and will oversee your progress from pre-op to complete recovery.
A discectomy involves removing all or part of an intervertebral disc. The term “discectomy” is derived from the Latin words “discus” (flat, circular object or plate) and “-ectomy” (removal). In the case of a minimally invasive discectomy, the incision is smaller, and the recovery time is shorter.
Fusion is the method used to bind two bones together. It is often performed after the removal of a damaging vertebra or disc. When the surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques, it is done on a microscopic scale, leading to a smaller incision and shorter recovery time.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to stop the pain caused by fractures, tumors, or cancer. It’s designed to stabilize bones and restore lost vertebral height.
A microdiscectomy can be performed as a minimally-invasive procedure, meaning that it can be performed in a brief time, and has an easier recovery process than open surgery.
There are a variety of other minimally invasive surgeries that your surgeon or spinal specialist might discuss with you. Learn more about these kinds of surgeries to find the best possible fit for you.