Minimally invasive spine surgery aims to achieve the same goals as traditional surgery but with smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
Our minimally invasive surgery techniques provide the opportunity to relieve your spine pain with little to no interruption to your day-to-day lifestyle. This treatment method involves making a small incision, as little as half an inch, and inserting specialized instruments or probes to access and repair the damaged area of the spine. This less aggressive approach actually lowers the risk of complications, as well as provides a shorter surgery duration, quicker recovery, and less visible scarring. Best of all, minimally invasive surgery has proven to be as successful as conventional “open surgery” methods.
About 92% of Spine Team Texas’ patients are treated without surgery.
However, if surgery is needed, you’ll be glad to know our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise. Led by Dr. David Rothbart, a renowned neurosurgeon, and advocate of minimally invasive surgical techniques, our spine-focused surgeons are highly trained and experienced in the latest surgical methods and technologies.
There are many factors that could make you a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, however, it’s ideal for patients with persistent back, neck, or leg pain who have not found relief from more conservative, nonsurgical methods, such as physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections. Conditions that could be treated with minimally invasive spine surgery include:
• Herniated or Bulging Disc
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Pinched Nerve
• Spinal Stenosis
If you are suffering from any of these conditions and non-surgical treatments have failed to provide lasting relief, minimally invasive spine surgery may be able to help.
For Spine Team Texas, surgery is a last resort. But if your neck or back pain has not responded to more conservative treatment, minimally invasive spine surgery may be the right treatment. Request an appointment with Spine Team Texas to determine your surgical and non-surgical options.
ALIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.
This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove overgrown vertebral bone and soft tissue to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. It is performed through a small incision on the abdomen.
Why settle for a single doctor when you can have a team of spine experts? Our unique approach to diagnosis and treatment ensures you get multiple point-of-views, especially in complex cases.