Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
|Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery||Open Spine Surgery|
|½ inch incision||4-5 inch incision|
|No muscles cut||Muscles are cut and damaged|
|Same day discharge (majority of cases)||5-7 day hospital stay|
|Quick recovery (4-6 weeks most cases)||>6 month recovery in most cases|
|Minimal post-op pain||Severe post-op pain|
|Minimal blood loss||Increased blood loss|
|<1 % infection rate||As high as 10-15% infection rate|
|Minimal scarring||Large scar|
Why choose San Jose Neurospine for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
1/2 inch incision
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
More than 2000 successful cases
Same day discharge
Minimal post-op pain
Over 90 percent success rate
Minimally Invasive Procedures
TLIF® is typically used to remove a degenerative disc and relieve pressure on nerve roots in the lumbar spine.
XLIF® is typically used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
ILIF® is typically used to treat back pain caused by spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.
PLIF® surgery is used to eliminate pain symptoms and provide stability to the back.
ALIF® helps relieve low back pain or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
The AxiaLIF® is a new minimally invasive surgery approach to traditional fusion procedures.