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More about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in NJ Traditional spinal surgeries usually required large incisions and cutting of muscles in the spinal column just to get to a herniated disc. New technologies in medicine allow these complex procedures to be performed with the help of a microscope to magnify and illuminate the damaged area. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as "keyhole" surgery. An endoscope is inserted through small incision (half-inch). The endoscope is connected to a small video camera to get an "inside" view of the patient's body. Small surgical instruments are passed through an additional half-inch incision. With minimally invasive procedures, the result in lesser visible scars and shorter recovery times. A discectomy, or removal of the disc, can often be performed this way. Your doctor is the only person who cans suggest if minimally invasive procedure is right for you. Potential Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery    

Less pain Faster recovery Shorter hospital stay Aesthetically better

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Smaller incisions Smaller scars/less scar tissue Reduced blood loss Less pain Less soft tissue damage Reduced muscle retraction Decreased postoperative narcotics Faster recovery

List of conditions treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery:         

Low Back Pain Herniated Discs Spinal Stenosis Spondylolisthesis Degenerative disc disease Spinal deformities such as scoliosis Spinal infections Spinal instability Vertebral compression fractures

The traditional open lumbar (back) surgeries require a five to six inch incision that leads to a greater damage. Out of the many causes for damage to normal tissue, some of them include muscle dissection and retraction required to uncover the spine, the need for blood vessel cauterization, and the necessity of bone removal. With open surgery, it becomes necessary to place screws and other devices to stabilize the spine. This only contributes to a lengthy hospital stays (up to five days or longer), prolonged pain and recovery periods, the need for postoperative narcotic use, significant operative blood loss and risk of tissue infection. Minimally invasive tratment was therefore developed to treat disorders of the spine with less disruption to the muscles. No surgical methods, such as physical therapy, pain medication, or bracing is always recommended before surgery is considered. The time period will depend on th condition and procedure. You could say that it will be anywhere between six weeks to six months as it seems as a reasonable time for certain specific conditions, such as spinal stenosis, sciatica, spondylolisthesis or degenerative scoliosis. A large percentage of patients report pain relief, although there is no guarantee that minimally invasive surgery will help each and every individual. The decision for surgery should be individualistic to the patient and the patient’s symptoms, along with their level of function. Many Minimally invasive surgeries in NJ are also performed on an outpatient basis. In some


cases, the hospital stay does not exceed 24 hours to two days, depending on the procedure. Same day Spine Institute offers expertise in minimally invasive surgery and the patient can leave the hospital on the same day itself. Sameday Spine Institute is a centre of excellence for patients with a wide range of medical treatments. Sameday Spine Surgery specializes in Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in NJ.


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