Endoscopic Ultra-Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery offers an excellent alternative for specific conditions. Patients experience faster recoveries, encounter minimal damage to the neck, back, and spine area and generally benefit from more effective and safer procedures compared to traditional methods.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a relatively recent technique introduced by Dr. Samuel Cho at Mount Sinai, has demonstrated remarkable success. This form of surgery is exceptionally minimally invasive, typically involving just one or two small incisions, each less than a centimeter in length, to access the spine.
Both Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries utilize tubular retractors to facilitate the delivery and removal of tools at the site of the issue, such as bones or screws. Many patients can return home on the same day as their surgery and resume their regular activities much faster than traditional surgeries.
Endoscopic spine surgery can be used in many different types of spine surgeries such as:
Some types of Tumors
The choice between these surgical approaches depends on your specific condition, overall health, and age. Dr. Cho will assist in determining the most suitable surgical option for your individual needs.
Not only finding a doctor who has experience, success and research in the area of Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery but finding facilities that have all the equipment and technology needed can be challenging. Fortunately Dr. Cho and his team at Mount Sinai Hospital have all the above and are ready to help you find the right surgery for you.