Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Orange County & Irvine, CA
Gerald Alexander, MD is pleased to offer minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that have distinct benefits when compared to open surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves minimal muscle and soft tissue dissection which results in a faster recovery time, less blood loss and, as a result, less chance of infection. Advanced technology, improved techniques and methods have made it possible to perform complex spinal procedures through smaller, less noticeable incisions. This has revolutionized the way that spinal surgeons look at and treat spinal disorders.
The procedure can either be percutaneous (done through the skin) or mini-open (which can be done through a small incision). A surgeon will access your spine using small instruments that a skilled surgeon operates through a tubular retractor in order to remove bone or disk material and in order to install any screws or rods necessary for the procedure.
Of course not everyone is the right candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Certain conditions and disorders will require nothing short of open surgery. The type of spine surgery that we decide to go with depends on your overall state of health as well as diagnosis.
Contact Dr. Alexander, the number one choice when you need a seasoned and skilled orthopaedic spine surgeon. Call today for your one on one, comprehensive consultation. We’ll discuss your options with you and start a proactive plan of treatment and physical therapy.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Smaller or microscopic incisions
Minimal or no blood loss
Preservation of spinal mobility
No damage to muscles and bones
Reduced risk of infection
Faster recovery period
Less post-operative pain
Reduced need for strong pain medications
Same-day spine surgery
Quicker return to normal activities
Improved quality of life
High success rates
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures
Anterior Cervical Discectomy »
Lumbar Microdiscectomy »
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion »
Outpatient Microsurgery »
Experienced Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Gerald Alexander, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon in Orange County who helped pioneer cutting-edge techniques, including Artificial Disc Replacement, Outpatient Microsurgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, alternatives to traditional spine surgery. People travel from all over the country and abroad to see Dr. Alexander, who has over 17 years of experience in spine care. He has an outstanding reputation for treating various spine conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal injuries or trauma, and spinal deformities, using innovative technology, specialized instruments and minimally invasive approaches, some of which he pioneered himself. He is an active member of prestigious medical societies.
Are You Suffering from Neck, Back or Spine Pain?
Stop living in pain and get back to living an active life! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Alexander and to find out the right spine treatment for your condition, please call (714) 486-1071 or Request Appointment here.