What is a Minimally Open Same Day Fusion?
A minimally invasive fusion surgery is a treatment performed that is similar to a traditional spinal fusion, but requires a much smaller incision and causes less trauma and blood loss. Depending on your condition, Atlantic Spine Center provides several different types of minimally invasive spine and joint fusions.
What is Total Disc Replacement?
Total disc replacement is a procedure performed to avoid a spinal fusion and keep the range of motion of the spine intact. It takes advantage of a synthetic disc that has a full range of motion, allowing the spinal segment to remain mobile.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Fusions and Total Disc Replacement:
- Small incisions
- Minimal soft tissue trauma
- Minimal blood loss
- Less infection rate
- Earlier ambulation
- Fast recovery
- Less adjacent spinal segment diseases
Note From Dr. Liu:
Before surgical spine treatment is considered, we will exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatment options first. Our advanced diagnostic and pain mapping techniques enable us to ensure precise diagnosis, which is one of the most important factors towards effective treatment of your pain.