When people suffer from pain in their backs or necks, they will do almost anything to get relief. For some, this will mean nonsurgical treatment but others, however, will require surgery.
While nobody likes the idea of having spine surgery, today’s technology is far ahead of where it was even a few years ago. Procedures that once took many hours to perform with days spent in the hospital and months spent in recovery, can now be done in one to three hours with a simple overnight stay in the hospital, or even home the same day.
Called minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), these procedures are alternatives to traditional open surgical procedures and offer numerous benefits such as:
BSSNY spine surgeons are leading experts in advanced minimally invasive techniques. Although not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery due to complex issues that require a more traditional approach, they will perform minimally invasive procedures whenever clinically indicated.