Health In Focus: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine surgery can help treat herniated disks, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), spinal instability, fractured vertebra, removal of tumors and certain types of infections.

Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Jay Jagannathan, with Jagannathan Neurosurgery says these types of procedures can now be done through a minimally invasive spine surgery. Which uses a combination of advances in imaging and surgical magnification, which results in smaller incisions and less damage to the surrounding tissue during surgery. But this type of surgery can also mean less post-operative pain and bleeding and a shorter hospital stay.

In fact, fusions and non-fusions can be done using minimally invasive techniques.

If you want to know if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure pre-operative imaging, like a MRI, is usually needed or you can try non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and steroid injections if need.

For more health information, contact Jagannathan Neurosurgery for neurosurgery, neurology and interventional pain management.

Northern Michigan: 989-701-2538

Upper Peninsula: 906-253-1341

Southeast Michigan: 248-792-6527

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