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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Explained
Effective treatment options are the goal for almost everyone suffering from significant back pain, and the latest treatment of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is sometimes the answer. If non-surgical methods are unsuccessful, then Dr. Charla Fischer at NYU Langone Center For Musculoskeletal Care in New York City may recommend MISS to give you the relief you’ve been wanting.
A long list of conditions can be treated with MISS. Some of the disorders include sciatica, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal fractures, tumors, infections and more. The decision whether to pursue MISS is between the patient and Dr. Charla Fischer, individualized according to the patient’s symptoms and overall health.
MISS involves advanced techniques and equipment like lasers, microscopes, endoscopes and computer-assisted navigation to allow the surgeon to perform the procedure through a much smaller incision than is used in open spinal surgery. Overall, most patients can expect their hospital stay for MISS to be about half as long as required from open surgery. Also, there is less pain following MISS treatment than traditional surgery.
Similar to the hospital stay requiring about half as long, the pain level with MISS is about half as much for most patients. Recovery from each surgery is unique, but many patients return to full normal activity within 6 weeks. Participating in physical therapy as instructed by Dr. Charla Fischer plays an important part in the recovery process.
Minimally invasive surgery is considered to be revolutionary due to its great benefits. Some of these advantages are:
Minimally invasive spine surgery in New York City is possible through Dr. Charla Fischer. Schedule an appointment to learn if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary treatment method for back pain.