What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is conducted through a small incision, usually with the aid of microscopes or other endoscopic visualization, such as small devices or cameras designed for viewing internal portions of the body. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is intended to treat disorders of spinal discs with minimal muscle related injury and to allow rapid recovery, while traditional surgical approaches to the spine would generally necessitate a longer recovery period. The newer minimally invasive procedures are intended to offer several major advantages, including:  Reduced surgical blood loss and complications, Reduced use of post-op narcotic pain medicines, Reduced length of hospital stay, and  quicker return to daily activity.

See Video Explanation by Dr Maroon.