New, Minimally Invasive and Minimal Incision
Spine, Pelvis and Hip Procedures
We are consistently researching the latest techniques, procedures, and surgical instruments that can provide our patients with the highest quality care.
Lumbar Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
This minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. The herniated portion of the disc is removed and the area is cleared, which allows room for the nerve to move back to its normal position.
Features and Benefits: an outpatient procedure with faster recovery and return to normal activities; a smaller incision and scar compared to other open techniques, less trauma and pain. lllustration from ViewMedica
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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion
This is minimal incision procedure, utilizing fluoroscopy, (and specialized equipment provided by our surgical partner, X-spine) that is designed to alleviate low back and referred pain caused by SI joint instability. The procedure stabilizes the loose joint by fixating it with the pelvic area and minimizes overextension of movement of the SI joint.
Features and Benefits: minimally invasive, outpatient procedure; faster recovery and return to normal activities; no need for bone grafts; designed specifically to stabilize and fuse the heavily loaded SI joint. Illustration from Xspine
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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
We utilize this minimally invasive, percutaneous approach to reduce chronic low-back and neck pain related to arthritis. RFA uses x-ray guidance and a needle with an electrode, where an electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that area.
Features and Benefits: proven to be a safe and effective way to treat many forms of pain; procedure may be performed on outpatient basis; pain relief can last from 6 to 12 months and in some cases, even longer; high sucess rate for pain relief.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient's own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.
Conditions aided by PRP include cartilage tears, osteoarthritis of the spine & hip and ligament sprains & tears. PRP is also beneficial for facet joint injections and cervical & lumbar disc augmentation.
Many famous athletes have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. These types of conditions have typically been treated with medications, physical therapy, or even surgery.
Features and Benefits: an outpatient procedure that can aid in faster recovery and return to normal activities where other treatment outcomes have limited results.
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