What is Minimally Invasive Spine surgery (MIS)?
Compared to traditional spine surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery is done through one or more small incisions. MIS helps reduce the risk of infection, decrease surgical pain and allows for quicker recovery times. MIS surgery is a relatively new concept, not employed by all spine surgeons. With these new techniques we are able to decrease blood loss, recovery time, hospital stay, infection rates and muscle and tissue damage.
Not your traditional spine surgery?
There have been significant advances in the world of orthopedics and specifically spine surgery in the past several years. Our surgeons are trained in the use of new and advanced modalities. One of the major advances has been minimally invasive spine surgery.
Advanced Clinical Imaging Tools
Clinical imaging tools are used to accurately measure spine parameters in the office, allowing us to conduct surgical simulations. By using the simulation technology we are able to plan the most complex parts of the surgery well in advance, decreasing the amount of time spent in the operating room.
Microscopes used in surgery
A majority of our procedures are performed utilizing state of the art, high tech surgical microscopes to magnify and illuminate the operative field, improving safety, decreasing blood loss and reducing the need for large incisions.
Quality health care is defined as the degree to which health services increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge. Our commitment to providing our patients with quality health care means that we are constantly monitoring outcomes, which involves the completion of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) reports by our patients.
Spine surgery, like all surgery involves some inherent risks. At Precision Spine we incorporate the latest advances in patient safety technology. This includes real-time monitoring of the nervous system during surgery in an attempt to avoid neurologic complications.
Success is in the eye of the beholder. A surgeons assessment of success may be different than the patients. Our objective is the improve quality of life by reducing pain and disability. This is where the importance of education, communication and patient expectations is crucial. Every patient deserves to understand their condition, treatment, risk profile and make an informed decision. Utilizing plastic models, educational videos, translators and diagrams, we ensure that all of our patients have a reasonable understanding of their condition, as well as risks, complications and alternatives to both surgical and non-surgical management.