Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The goal of minimally invasive and reconstructive spine surgery is to relieve back pain and improve
quality of life by stabilizing the bones and joints in the spine and relieving pressure on spinal nerves.
Back pain and spinal nerve pressure may be caused by conditions such as herniated or bulging discs,
degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and spinal tumors. Of course, not all spine conditions
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The surgeon uses a much smaller incision than in conventional (“open”) surgical treatment options, which can
reduce the trauma to the muscles and soft tissue of the back and potentially provide the patient with a
variety of benefits:
- Better cosmetic results with reduced scar tissue from small incision
- Reduced risk of damage to healthy tissue or infection
- Less post-operative pain and reliance on pain medications
- Minimal blood loss from surgery and reduced need for transfusions
- Faster recovery and rehabilitation time
In addition to reviewing possible benefits with your physician, please make sure you understand possible risks as well.
While neck or back pain is often muscle-related, it also can be caused by various factors affecting the
nerves of the spine. Learn more about the structure of the spine, common causes of pain, symptoms and treatment options.
Lyerly neurosurgeons are highly experienced with a wide variety of minimally invasive and reconstructive surgical treatment options,
and are often the first to introduce new technologies such as robotic-assisted spine surgery to our region.
Why Lyerly Neurosurgery?
Lyerly Neurosurgery has pioneered neurosurgical care nationally since its inception in 1934.
Lyerly neurosurgeons are leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery, have developed medical
devices in use today around the world, and have taught their innovative techniques to
neurosurgeons in other areas of the country. Lyerly is affiliated with Baptist Health and plays a
leadership role in Baptist Neurological Institute, ensuring our patients have access to the highest
level of multidisciplinary care in the region, including clinical trials and the latest protocols.