Back problems bring thousands of Americans to their doctors every year. Injury, aging, diseases such as scoliosis, and normal wear and tear can all cause back pain. Patients with ongoing problems that can’t be corrected through other methods may need surgery.
Traditionally, spine surgery has required invasive procedures, resulting in large incisions followed by a long stay in the hospital. More recently, minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery, has been made possible due to advancements in physician training, engineering and computer technology.
Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive spine surgery, which uses a tiny camera and long, thin surgical instruments inserted through very small incisions. The result is less pain, shorter hospitalization and faster recovery. Many of our patients are able to go home the day of their surgery.