During traditional spine surgery, surgeons must work through large, open incisions to get the access and visibility needed to perform the procedure. Unfortunately, this more invasive technique can often lead to traumatic cutting of muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue, as well as removal or fusion of bone. Because of these complications and limitations, traditional open spine surgery is not suited for many spine conditions that require a precise and delicate approach.
Enter micro spine surgery: the minimally invasive answer for patients in need of cervical discectomy, laminectomy, or lumbar herniated disc repair. Using specially designed microscopes and miniature precision needles and scalpels, surgeons experienced in microsurgery can resolve issues that were not treatable through traditional open surgery. Finally, patients suffering from spinal canal stenosis and troublesome herniated discs can get safe, effective treatment without suffering damage to surrounding nerves and soft tissue.
Micro spine surgical procedures are normally performed through incisions only about an inch and a half long. The incision is small enough to be closed with a bandage, allowing patients to return to their daily routines much sooner than conventional open spine surgeries would allow. Microsurgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia. The Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D. offers the following micro spine surgeries to our patients:
- Laminectomy: to remove a section of bone that may be compressing the spinal cord due to spinal canal stenosis.
- Cervical Micro Discectomy to alleviate neck and arm pain caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine.
- Lumbar Disc Microsurgery to alleviate back and leg pain associated with nerve compression in the lumbar spine.
Dr. Marc A. Cohen, of the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., can help relieve the pain you are experiencing as a result of vertebral disc injuries with personalized treatments tailored to your needs. At the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., we offer the very best in minimally invasive laser spine surgery for patients in New Jersey and New York City. Our team works hard to provide the latest in technologically-advanced prevention plans and treatment methods. Visit us online or call us at (973) 538-4444 to learn more about our services or to make an appointment.
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