Spine microsurgery is a specialized surgical procedure that involves the use of a microscope and a series of tiny instruments to perform delicate operations on the spine. This type of surgery is used to treat a wide range of spinal conditions including spinal stenosis, spinal disc problems, spinal tumors, and spinal cord injuries and spinal fusion. This type of surgery is minimally invasive, meaning that it does not involve large incisions or extensive tissue damage.
at CMC our Spine Surgeons are experts in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques including spine microsurgery.
The main benefits of spine microsurgery are:
During the procedure, the surgeon must be extremely precise in order to avoid damaging any of the surrounding tissues. This is why spine microsurgery is only performed by highly experienced surgeons. Spine microsurgery usually requires the surgeon to make a very small incision in the back, and then use a microscope to look at the affected area. The surgeon will then use a series of small instruments, such as titanium screws and rods, to access and treat the problem.