One of the main concerns that people have when considering spine surgery is how long the recovery period will be. There is a pervasive myth surrounding spine surgery that it takes months or even years to recover fully; however, with advances in surgical techniques, this is no longer accurate. Minimally invasive surgical techniques lead to a much faster recovery for spine surgery! With minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, recovery time can be as little as a few weeks. Dr. Todd Gravori, director of landmark spine treatment facility ProMed SPINE in Los Angeles, and his team of skilled, well-qualified neuro and spine surgeons are at the forefront of advances in spine surgery techniques and have an extremely high patient satisfaction rate.
Faster Recovery for Spine Surgery
In the past, spine surgery needed to be done in a traditional open back manner, where the surgeon opened up the back or front with a long incision and cut through muscle in order to properly view and access the spine. Nowadays, however, minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to view the spine with a special camera inserted through a very small incision. Muscles do not need to be cut, and the small incision means there is less of a risk of infection and complications, as well as less scarring. Endoscopic spine surgery can be done in as little as 45 minutes, and patients are able to leave the hospital and return home immediately following surgery. Most patients are able to walk and perform simple everyday tasks almost immediately after surgery, and full recovery generally only takes a few weeks, although it may be longer depending on how extensive and complex the surgery was.
Dr. Gravori always places his patients’ satisfaction and comfort first, and will do his best to ensure that they always receive the best quality care and follow up treatment.
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