As a leader in orthopedic surgery services, Rolling Hills Medical offers advanced techniques including minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) for patients throughout the Torrance, California area. We understand that many first-time surgery patients are wary of invasive treatment options, so our team of integrated spine specialists will help to put your mind at ease both before and after the treatment process. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive spine surgeries offer several benefits for patients and can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions.
Spine surgery is used to stabilize vertebral bones or relieve pressure causing chronic back pain. Our spine surgeons provide thorough evaluations to determine if minimally invasive spine surgery is an option for each patient. Depending on the extent of damage and pain, minimally invasive spine surgery can help treat various conditions including:
Rolling Hills Medical offers several types of minimally invasive spine surgeries to repair damage. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, chiropractors, physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists work with each patient to determine if minimally invasive surgery is a recommended treatment option. Using small incisions and specialized retractors to separate tissue, our surgeons are able to reduce damage to surrounding areas. Common minimally invasive spine surgeries include:
As opposed to traditional surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers several advantages including minimal tissue damage, less pain, and faster recovery. Open spine surgery generally requires incisions 5-6 inches long and the moving of tissue, muscle, and ligaments to access the spine. Open spine surgeries require 5-7 days in post-surgical hospital stay, while minimally invasive procedures allow patients to return home 2-3 days post-procedure.
Minimally invasive techniques use much smaller incisions, resulting in better cosmetic results, less blood loss, and reduced risk of infection. Instead of cutting through muscle and tissue, retractors are used to separate them and keep them intact to reduce damage. Minimally invasive spine surgeries offer quicker recovery for patients, allowing them to start post-surgical physical therapy soon after the procedure.
Consult with our specialists at Rolling Hills Medical to determine if minimally invasive spine surgery is right for you. If conservative and non-surgical treatment options have been exhausted, surgery may be the next recommended course of treatment. Your team of integrated orthopedic specialists will develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program to help with full recovery. Call us today at (424) 360-0155 for evaluation and treatment.