The Spine Center of Park Ridge, IL, is a Chicago area leader in minimally invasive spinal treatments. Although spinal problems often require surgery, today’s advanced techniques can make the procedure much less invasive and more precise, with reduced healing times. Our office is equipped with the latest technology, and our surgeons are trained and experienced in minimally invasive procedures.
Open Vs. Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive is more than a catchphrase. It describes an entirely different approach to surgery. The traditional method, which is still practiced in a large percentage of medical offices, is open surgery. It involves a large incision, and moving tissues to give the surgeon a full view of the treatment area. Naturally, the healing period after such a procedure can be extensive.
When minimally invasive techniques are employed, the incision or incisions are very small. Tiny instruments, designed with some of today’s most sophisticated technology, are used to view and manipulate tissue in the treatment area. Due to the exacting precision of digital technology, this method often improves accuracy while decreasing tissue trauma.
The benefits of minimally invasive techniques include:
- Smaller incision
- Faster, more comfortable healing
- Minimal trauma to tissue around the treatment site
- Exacting precision for optimal treatment outcomes
Choosing the right Surgeon
The best technology is only as good as the skills of the person using it. Minimally invasive surgery is quite complex, requiring extensive training, experience, and advanced surgical skills. Our team of fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic surgeons have several decades of cumulative experience, and a reputation for excellence.
We take pride in providing quality medical solutions for a wide range of spinal diseases and injuries. Before recommending any treatment, we begin with comprehensive diagnosis to determine the exact cause of your symptoms, and the severity of the problem.
Call us at (847) 628-8147 for an appointment.