Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS)

Guthrie offers patients with spinal degenerative disease the option of minimally invasive surgery. In comparison to open spine surgery the minimally invasive surgical approach can provide a faster, safer procedure that requires less recovery time. Minimally invasive spinal surgery can also be an alternative to extensive spinal fusion surgery. This surgical approach reduces trauma to the muscles and soft tissues offering patients:

  • A smaller skin incisions
  • Less blood loss from surgery
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage since less or no cutting of the muscle is required
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required