Microscopic Spine Surgery at MedStar Montgomery
At MedStar Montgomery, our surgeons have extensive training and experience in performing microscopic spine procedures. During minimally-invasive surgery, surgeons use advanced technology and specialized instruments to repair back and spine conditions through a small incision. Microscopic surgery combines minimally-invasive techniques with highly sensitive surgical microscopes. This cutting-edge technology allows our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons to access the most delicate areas in your spine with high precision.
Heal faster with less postoperative pain
If you suffer from a herniated disk, microdiscectomy may be an option. To perform a minimally-invasive microdiscectomy, surgeons use special retractors and surgical microscopes to remove the herniated disk and relieve pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord. With a smaller incision and precision removal, surgeons can complete the outpatient surgery in under an hour. The microscopic approach offers faster recovery times, reduced blood loss and scarring, and less postoperative pain.
Am I a candidate for microscopic surgery?
At MedStar Montgomery, our interdisciplinary team of orthopedic experts take the time to educate you about your condition and treatment options. We collaboratively develop treatment plans in partnership with each patient. We recommend trying nonsurgical approaches first.
Many people find relief from back and spine pain through a combination of prescription and over-the-counter medications, spinal injections, and physical therapy.
When nonsurgical treatments fail to provide adequate pain relief, microscopic or minimally-invasive surgery may be an option. Not all back and spine problems can be successfully treated with microscopic surgery. Some conditions are better treated with open spine procedures. At MedStar Montgomery, our team includes fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who can help you fully explore your surgical options.