Predictions For the Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries

Minimally invasive surgeries have been available for years now, but the trend in this surgical intervention has really seemed to become more popular these past couple of years. Some surgeons believe in sticking with traditional open surgeries, but more and more spine surgeons are seeking to incorporate minimally invasive techniques into their practices.
One of our goals at ONE Brain and Spine Center is to create an environment with various options for brain and spine treatment. We want our patients to be comfortable throughout their entire treatment process. Dr. Burak Ozgur is skilled and practices expertise with every minimally invasive spine surgery they perform. By applying minimally invasive spine surgery techniques into our practice, our patients have less pain after and lesser scarring.
As we see minimally invasive procedures become revolutionized day by day, we want to know where the trend is headed; what improvements will be made?; how will the surgeries change? Becker’s Healthcare interviewed spine surgeons who predicted what kind of evolutions in minimally invasive spine surgeries we are likely to see in the near future. Here are a few of their expectations:

  1. Complex to Simple. A minimally invasive appendectomy is a walk in the park compared to more complex spine surgeries. Surgeons theorize that more complex surgeries such as spinal fusion procedures will become minimally invasive.
  2. Outpatient Spinal Fusions. As technology rapidly develops to conform to minimally invasive techniques, more multifaceted procedures will be performed in an outpatient surgery setting. Procedures like scoliosis correction, anterior cervical discectomies, and spinal fusions will be a part of this change.
  3. Disc Regeneration. Scientists believe they can use biological solutions for disc regeneration. Clinical trials are underway and are already showing great promise for pain management and reduced medical bills.
  4. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. While minimally invasive tools improve, advancements in neuromonitoring and neurophysiology are essential, too. Dr. Paul Nottingham, a California spine surgeon, says, “An area of advancement in the future is going to be neuromonitoring so surgeons can me sure they aren’t doing any nerve damage during these procedures.”

Advancements in technology are greatly advantageous to the development of surgical interventions. ONE Brain and Spine Center offers minimally invasive spine surgeries as well as many other treatment options. To find out other predictions for minimally invasive spine procedures, visit: If you or someone you know needs medical treatment for a brain or spine condition, call ONE Brain and Spine Center for an assessment, today!
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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