Spine surgery is one of the most complex types of surgeries available, and many people are wary of having it done for fear of ending up worse off than they were before. However, the spinal sur-gery landscape has changed drastically in recent years, with less invasive spine surgery becoming the norm over traditional open back surgery. Less invasive spine surgery is a vast improvement over traditional surgery, as it involves much less risk of side effects as well as smaller incisions and less recovery time. Dr. Todd Gravori and his team of expert neuro and spine surgeons in Los Angeles are at the forefront of minimally invasive spine surgery, and have had much success treating patients in this manner.
Less Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery has many, many benefits. Among these benefits are smaller incisions which result in less blood loss, less risk of infection, and less scarring, along with less time spent in the operating room and less time needed for recovery. Minimally invasive spine surgery only requires local anesthesia, meaning that patients do not need to spend hours recover-ing from general anesthesia and dealing with its unpleasant side effects. Less invasive spine sur-gery also has a major benefit in that the muscles are not cut during surgery, post-operative pain is significantly reduced.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery is quickly becoming the preferred method when patients need spine surgery. While surgery will always be the last resort for Dr. Gravori, when it is deemed necessary he will ensure that the patient receives the best and most advanced care possible. Sur-gery is a major undertaking, but minimally invasive surgery helps to reduce potential side effects and ensure that the surgery will be successful with as little recovery time for the patient as possi-ble.
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