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Spine Surgery

For some patients, spinal surgery may be the only solution. This may occur where conservative treatments do not result in sufficient improvement, or where pain management techniques have limited success. Surgery is also often required in the event of traumatic injury. The spine surgeons associated with the Atlanta Spine Alliance seek non-surgical solutions where ever possible.

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?
As the name suggests, minimally invasive spine surgery allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions in the skin and avoid large muscle retraction. The surgeon uses a thin telescope-like instrument, called an endoscope, which is inserted through a small incision. A tiny video camera and light are connected to the endoscope and send images from "inside" the body to a screen in the operating room. Small tubes are then inserted through other small incisions. Special surgical instruments are inserted through these tubes and used to perform the surgical procedure.

In fact, it is today's standard procedure to consider surgical techniques which are appropriate to the patient's condition but which are also as minimally invasive as possible.

Spine Surgeons in the Atlanta Area

Spinal Treatments