Minimally Invasive Approaches
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery In Boston MA
Among the greatest technological advances in orthopedic spine surgery are instruments that allow surgeons to operate through smaller and smaller incisions. The basic idea behind these precision surgical tools and approaches is that the patient will have less scarring, less postoperative pain, a shorter recovery period, and an improved outcome or result.
Minimally invasive spine procedures are made possible by highly specialized instruments. These instruments include a combination of a light source, magnification, and a tube through which other instruments can be passed.
For a spine surgeon like Dr. Paul A. Glazer, the instrumentation makes possible a number of minimally invasive procedures that would not have been possible even two decades ago. Dr. Glazer performs microdiscectomy (removal of a herniated disc), for example, with a microscope or a thoracoscope. Dr. Glazer is also involved in the development of a new, minimally invasive disc restoration technology.
For more information about minimally invasive approaches and your treatment options, call Spine Specialists of Boston at (617) 860-6388.