Spine Surgery


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


When most people hear the words spine surgery they imagine large, painful scars and long recovery times. Here at AOK Spine & Pain, our team specializes in minimally invasive spine surgical techniques.

First performed in the 1980′s, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) has recently seen swift advances and incurred multiple benefits, including:


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Benefits

  • Smaller incisions
  • Smaller scars/less scar tissue
  • Less pain
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced muscle retraction and soft tissue damage
  • Decreased post-operative narcotics
  • Possibility of being performed on an outpatient basis
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Quicker return to work and other daily activities

As with all non-emergency spinal surgeries we recommend our patients undergo an appropriate period of conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, pain medication, or bracing, before considering minimally invasive spine surgery. Although a large volume of our patients report substantial pain and symptom relief, there is no guarantee that surgery will help every patient.


Spine Surgeries

A few of our surgical treatment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Artificial cervical total disc replacement
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Scoliosis correction
  • Spinal cord stimulator/Neuro modulators
  • ALIF: Anterior lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Lumbar Micro-decompression
  • Laminectomy

Many of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis at our on -site out-patient surgical center, Special Surgery of Houston. In some cases you may require a hospital stay for observation, typically less than 24 hours to 2 days, depending on the procedure.

AOKC Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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