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Shah Scrubs SmallNirav Shah MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery may result in decreased blood loss, and a more rapid return to regular daily activities.


In your research on spine surgery you may come across the term minimally invasive spine surgery.

At Princeton Brain and Spine, our priority is to provide the best cutting edge and innovative care for our patients. For this reason, we offer a variety of minimally invasive techniques. These techniques are scientifically proven and avoid a lot of the wear and tear and problems that open surgeries have.

If you can imagine sitting in your family room, looking through the blinds out into your backyard. You can reach across and pull the blinds aside to look outside. Or you can peer through each individual blind. You are still seeing the same thing, but you are doing less activity by peering through each individual blind. That is what minimally invasive surgery is. Instead of taking muscle off of the bone violent, we can go individually between each muscle fiber and get to the same spot. By doing so, we are able to disrupt the tissues less and your recovery will be quickly.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally Invasive Surgery generally results in the same surgical long-term outcome as open techniques, but have significant short-term advantages that lead to faster and safer recovery:

  1. Reduced operative time
  2. Less soft tissue damage: as a result of less muscle retraction and less muscle distruction
  3. Less post-operative pain: so you can get up faster and out the door
  4. Smaller scars: more cosmetically appealing
  5. Reduced blood loss and recovery is therefore faster
  6. Hospital stay is shortened: reducing your infection risks
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