(MIS) simply describes our innovative surgical techniques that minimize tissue trauma during a spinal surgery. Using these minimally invasive techniques allows us to provide much shorter hospital stays, and faster, less painful recovery periods for our patients. While not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive techniques, each patient is evaluated in order to determine the most effective treatment for them as an individual.
Motion Preservation Spine Surgery is a surgical technique that allows patients to avoid spinal fusions. In its simplest form, MPSS includes micro decompression techniques that maximize the preservation of spinal structures compared with traditional open surgeries. Perhaps the biggest advantage of MPSS is that patients who undergo the procedure typically have surgeries that take a fraction of the time and experience a much faster recovery.
The Sacro-Iliac joint, which connects the bone at the bottom of the spine (the sacrum) to the pelvis, serves as a shock absorber for the spine, but it can be a source of pain if the either part of the joint develops movement problems. This condition is usually caused over an extended period of time and manifests as hip and lower back pain. For severe cases, we offer an SI joint fusion, which effectively stabilizes the joint by fusing the joint together.
You may have seen or heard about clinics offering a minimally invasive laser surgery in recent years. Unfortunately, this is a scientifically and clinically unproven technique that has yet to demonstrate any actual treatment effectiveness for structural spinal conditions. In fact, using a laser beam around neural structures can actually be dangerous.
Atlantic Brain and SpineA graduate of both Yale and Stanford, Dr. Jae Lim is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spine surgery, significantly reducing surgical impact and recovery times.(703) 876-4270
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