While minimally invasive spine surgery has many advantages, anyone considering surgery on their spine should know that there are still potential risks. An internet search of “minimally invasive spine surgery” will produce links to many websites stocked with shining testimonials of how much better the patients felt after the advertised procedure, but there is often little discussion of long term follow-ups, rates of recurrence of symptoms, or the risk of having no relief. Minimally invasive spine surgery is still spine surgery.
Here is a list of the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive spine surgery:
If you are considering a minimally invasive approach, you should understand that each case is considered individually, and you should consult your doctor to see what might be appropriate treatment options after non-operative treatments have been exhausted. Don’t hesitate to contact Spine Center of Texas to know more about minimally invasive spine surgery.