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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialist

Orthopedic & Wellness

Pain Management & Orthopedic Surgery located in Frederick, MD

Because of advancements in surgical techniques, most modern spinal surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Orthopedic specialists Ojedapo Ojeyemi, MD, and Matthew Roh, MD, of Orthopedic & Wellness can help you if you need minimally invasive spinal surgery. Click on the online scheduler to book your spinal surgery consultation at your nearest clinic, in Frederick, Waldorf, or Germantown, Maryland, or call any office directly.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Why do I need minimally invasive spinal surgery?

Minimally invasive spinal surgery can result in a lower risk of surgical errors, decreased risk of blood loss, and a shorter recovery. Because of these benefits, using minimally invasive surgical techniques are often preferred when doing modern spinal surgeries.

You can need a minimally invasive spinal surgery for any of the following reasons:

  • Repairing a herniated or ruptured disc
  • Treating compressed nerves
  • Repairing arthritic damage
  • Fusing bones
  • Replacing discs

Your minimally invasive spinal surgery is entirely personalized to your diagnosis and your dedicated orthopedic surgeon might be able to treat more than one issue during a single surgery.

What happens during minimally invasive spinal surgery?

Usually, when you need spinal surgery, your orthopedic surgeon has to make a large incision, cut and move muscle and connective tissue out of the way, then make repairs. This increases your risk of damage to muscles and soft tissues.

Thanks to ongoing improvements in spinal surgery technology, more and more procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

During minimally invasive spinal surgery at Orthopedic & Wellness, which is usually performed under general anesthesia, your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tubular retractor. This technique gently holds muscles open rather than cutting into them.

Using small surgical instruments, Dr. Ojeyemi can make essential repairs, remove damaged tissues, and even insert essential devices like screws or rods. Dr. Ojeyemi can watch in real time as an X-ray displays your procedure on a monitor using fluoroscopy, which improves accuracy.

Once your minimally invasive spinal surgery is done, Dr. Ojeyemi removes the tubular retractor and your muscles return to their normal positions. He sutures the tiny incisions to allow them to heal.

How long is the recovery after minimally invasive spinal surgery?

After your minimally invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Ojeyemi and Dr. Roh work together to ensure you’re healing properly and experiencing little or no discomfort. It’s common to need to stay in the hospital for a day or two, depending on your specific surgery.

Once you return home, you’re going to be limited to certain activities. Dr. Ojeyemi and Dr. Roh get you started on pain management right away and can also have you begin physical therapy and rehabilitation as soon as your incision heals.

Full recovery from minimally invasive spinal surgery can take 4-12 weeks. If you participate in sporting activities or work a physically demanding job, you might have to observe some limitations for several months.

The team at Orthopedic & Wellness work diligently to help you rebuild strength and resolve pain through every step of your recovery.

You can undergo the minimally invasive spinal surgery you need at Orthopedic & Wellness. Book your minimally invasive spinal surgery evaluation either online or over the phone.