Patients need to be informed about the differences between various spine surgery techniques. North American Spine uses a minimally invasive spine procedure, a high-tech laser when necessary, and top-of-the-line scopes for superior vision. The result is high accuracy, vastly reduced incidence of repeat surgeries, and a reduced chance of infection.
Open Spine Surgery Means a Long, Painful Recovery
Open spine surgery is a comparatively high-risk surgery with a poor success rate and a long, painful recovery time. Relying on the MRI, which has a poor diagnostic value, open spine surgery can damage the skin, muscle, ligaments, bone, blood vessels, nerves, and normal disc tissue, and weaken the spine by damaging all of its supporting structures. It also can cause significant scar tissue, and it cannot diagnose problems in neighboring regions of the spine. North American Spine always looks for problems in neighboring spine regions. If found, they can be treated on the spot.
|Diagnostic Value:||Extremely High||None|
|Minimal Risk||Significant Risk|
|Tissue Damage:||Little to None||Extensive|
|Anesthesia||Monitored Sedation||General Anesthesia|