Conventional spine surgery requires a long incision and a lengthy recovery period. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as “keyhole” surgery, uses a thin, telescope-like instrument known as an endoscope, which is inserted through small incisions. The endoscope is connected to a tiny video camera – smaller than a dime – which projects an “inside” view of the patient’s body onto television screens in the operating room.
Small surgical instruments may then be passed through one or more additional half-inch incisions. Following the procedure, the small incisions are closed with sutures and covered with surgical tape. After a few months, they are barely visible.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is used in many different situations, including spinal fusion, herniated discs and treating scoliosis.
The expert spine surgeons at NSPC, located at offices on Long Island and other New York areas, provide experienced minimally invasive spine surgery—so you can have a faster recovery with the best possible results.
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Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery. His practice includes revision spine surgery, adult scoliosis, and the treatment of spinal tumors and infection.
Zachariah M. George, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery P.C. in Commack and West Islip, Long Island, NY. Dr. George has additional fellowship training in orthopedic spinal surgery.