If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic back pain, you may be considering spine surgery as a way to find relief. Traditionally, spine surgery has been a very invasive procedure that often requires a long recovery time. However, thanks to advances in computer assisted spine surgery and
robotic surgery, many patients are now able to have minimally invasive procedures that result in a much faster and easier recovery. So what is computer assisted spine surgery, and why should you consider having it?
Computer assisted spine surgery is a technique that uses computer guidance to help the surgeon plan and execute the procedure. This means that the surgeon can see a three dimensional image of your spine before surgery, which allows them to plan the best way to approach your specific case. In addition, computer assisted spine surgery also uses special tools that allow the surgeon to operate through very small incisions. This results in less damage to the surrounding tissues, which leads to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
Robotic surgery is another minimally invasive technique that is often used in conjunction with computer assisted spine surgery. In robotic surgery, the surgeon uses a computer to control special surgical instruments. This allows the surgeon to have greater precision and accuracy, which leads to better outcomes for the patient.
So if you are considering spine surgery, be sure to ask your surgeon about computer assisted spine surgery and robotic surgery. These minimally invasive techniques can often provide the same results as traditional spine surgery, but with a much quicker and easier recovery.
Computer assisted spine surgery can be used to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, including:
- herniated discs
- spinal stenosis
- spinal tumors
Computer assisted spine surgery is often used in conjunction with other minimally invasive techniques, such as:
- endoscopic spine surgery
- percutaneous spine surgery
- image guided spine surgery
Computer assisted spine surgery has many benefits, including:
- shorter hospital stay
- quicker recovery time
- less pain and discomfort
- less blood loss
- less scarring
- less risk of infection
Computer assisted spine surgery is not right for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor about all of your options before making a decision. Give us a call at William Capicotto and we will help answer any questions you may have. 716-881-0382