Listen to Dr. Sean Keem discuss minimally invasive spine surgery on IRG Health Talk.
“Utilizing a special technique and creating minimum tissue disruption in the surrounding tissue is what it’s all about.” says Keem. “There is a wide variety of tools that can be used, such as retractors and tubing systems, and surgeons may choose to go with a posterior, anterior or lateral approach, but the goal is always causing the least amount of trauma around the spine.”
Keem explains the minimally invasive approach is done through a much smaller incision and involves little to no cutting of the muscles, which means a much faster, less painful recovery. “A lot of my patients, if it’s just a single area problem, go home the next day, and even for a scoliosis correction people usually go home within three to four days,” he says.
Listen to the full interview to learn more.