No Need for Open Back Surgery!
Traditional spine surgery utilizes a large incision and detaches spine muscles to visualize the spine. This technique can be very traumatic to the muscular system.
Minimally Invasive Procedures refers to growing number of surgical procedures which achieve the same or better surgical result than traditional surgery on the spine with much smaller incisions and little or no cutting of the muscle. The typical recovery time is much faster than with traditional spine and back surgeries. MIS is performed by highly specialized Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeons utilizing specially designed instruments and endoscope or microscope. Dr. Guy Fogel is a fellowship-trained in spine surgeon.
Are You a Candidate for MIS Surgery?
Dr. Fogel utilizes the latest technology to evaluate and diagnose the patients who may qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery. You should be evaluated by a Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon if you have:
- Neck, Shoulder and Arm pain, numbness or weakness.
- Back, Buttock, and leg pain, numbness or weakness.
Dr. Fogel only adopts new techniques when their safety and quality are clearly proven. However, once these proofs have been provided, Spine Pain Be Gone is at the forefront of developing and adopting new technologies and techniques for the benefit of our patients.
- Fluoroscopic Assisted Spine Injections
- Cervical (neck) Endoscopic discectomy and decompression
- Microscopic cervical (neck) fusion
- Microscopic / Endoscopic lumbar discectomy
- Minimally invasive lumbar fusion XLIF
- Kyphoplasty to treat osteoporotic compression fracture
- Percutaneous Pedicle Screws
- Selected Fusion for Scoliosis
Minimally Invasive Surgeries at Spine Pain Be Gone
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iFuse Implant System (Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Surgery)
The iFuse Implant System is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for patients who have had unsuccessful non-surgical procedures for sacroiliac joint pain. Over 25,000 procedures have been performed in the last few years. Click here to learn more.
A new technique uses the advantages of minimally invasive axial access. Percutaneous, paracoccygeal axial fluoroscopically-guided interbody fusion (axiaLIF) combines the interventional concepts of remote access, image guidance, and advanced implant technology.
Spine Pain be Gone has minimally invasive, outpatient surgery procedures that can correct the causes of many back pain issues and leave the patient free of painful symptoms.
Many complex disorders and injuries of the spine that once required large incisions and long months of inactivity and recovery can now be corrected with minimally invasive techniques with less muscle disruption, dramatically reduced blood loss, and early discharge home in days with minimal discomfort and lifestyle disruption.
A Vertebral compression fracture occurs when one of the bones weakens and collapses. Fractures tend to be painful and if left untended can adversely affect overall health and well-being. There are 1.5 million fragility fractures in the U.S., nearly half of which occur in the spine. Kyphoplasty is a treatment to help improve quality of life for patients with vertebral compression fractures.
In a TLIF, rather than starting from the center and stripping the back muscles outward, the surgical approach starts at an angle to the spine and bluntly separates (rather than cuts) back muscles on just one side. This procedure should reduce the approach-related muscle pain often seen in traditional back surgeries by minimizing the amount of muscle and tissue disruption.