When non-operative conservative treatment fails to alleviate the pain caused by spine problems, effective surgical options are available to provide relief and restore optimal movement. Dr. Rabbani is an expert in microscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery, a type of surgery performed through small incisions that entails less pain and a quick recovery. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, call Ramin Rabbani, MD in Beverly Hills and Encino, California or book a consultation online.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed using specialized surgical tools inserted through small incisions. Minimally invasive spine surgery may decrease post-operative pain and allow you to return to your full activities faster.
Dr. Rabbani uses an operating microscope for nearly all spine surgeries. The operating microscope provides a well-lit, magnified view of the surgical site. Microscopic surgery significantly improves visualization of nerves and neural elements allowing for more precise and safe surgery.
Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers several substantial benefits, such as:
Some conditions that are treatable with minimally invasive spine surgery include:
Most spinal operations that once required open surgery now have minimally invasive alternatives. Even when screws and rods are needed to stabilize or immobilize your spine, Dr. Rabbani may insert them through small incisions.
The most common minimally invasive procedures performed on the spine include:
To learn whether you’re a good candidate for microscopic or minimally invasive spine surgery, call Ramin Rabbani, MD or book a consultation online.