Minimally invasive surgery of the spine refers to the use of small incisions and microscopic (keyhole) techniques to partly remove, stabilise or replace discs, and treat other degenerative spinal conditions.
It offers several advantages over more traditional ‘open’ surgery such as laminectomy including:
- Less post-operative discomfort
- Less risk
- Less scarring
- Reduced hospital stay
- Rapid return to full activities