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