Neurosurgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital are experts in minimally invasive spine surgery. For patients, this means less pain, shorter hospitalization and faster recovery. Many of our patients are able to go home the day of their surgery.
Our goal is to help our patients preserve a full range of motion following surgery.
Some of the minimally invasive surgeries we perform include:
Relieves pressure caused by age-related changes in the spine, injuries, herniated discs or tumors.
- Microdiscectomy and percutaneous discectomy
We use these procedures to remove herniated disc material that is pressing on the spinal cord or nerve root.
During this surgery, our physicians join two or more of the small bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. It is performed on patients with injuries, slipped or herniated disks, abnormal curvatures of the spine or weak spines.