With Awake Spinal Fusion, we begin with a minimally invasive procedure.
Minimally invasive spine surgery involves making a small incision (approximately one – two inches) in the skin. This means that the incision in your skin is considerably smaller than in traditional spine surgery. The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery are faster healing times, greatly reduced postoperative pain, less muscle injury, and a better cosmetic outcome compared to the traditional spinal fusion procedure.
With Awake Spinal Fusion, we can avoid the use of general anesthesia, relying instead on highly effective regional anesthetic techniques.