"Spine Specialists continue higher overall success with minimally invasive surgical procedures, which in turn have directly impacted patient outcomes, resulting in improved likeliness of desirable post-surgical outcomes."
-Dr. Mark Laning
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 17, 2013
Top-rated Doctors of the BPF (Become Pain Free) Network are increasing the total number of Network Providers performing minimally invasive spine surgery, most notably Dr. Steven Cyr, Dr. Neil Shah, Dr. Stephen Timon, Dr. Venkat Sethuraman, Dr. Ken Lee, Dr. Stephen Esses, and Dr. Ken Berliner. Minimally Invasive Surgeries help patients achieve higher post-surgical outcomes, such as faster recovery times, reduced incidence of complications, and a shorter hospital stay.
Laser Spine Surgery is one of many Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery procedures used to treat spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, herniated discs (also known as bulging, protruding or ruptured discs), sciatica (sciatic nerve pain), lumbar stenosis, deformities, scoliosis, infections, and even spinal cancer.
Although Minimally Invasive Surgery was first performed in the 1980’s, the recent growth in popularity within the medical community, and more importantly- amongst hospital patients, is now on the rise. So why has it taken this long for patients to realize the benefits of minimally invasive procedures, which include faster recovery time, and a lower potential for surgical complications?
An interview with Dr. Mark Laning, a neuromusculoskeletal expert, provided greater insight. “Think back 20-25 years... there have been substantial medical advancements, subsequently improving medical technology and medical residency training (with respect to minimally invasive spinal surgery & MIS surgical techniques). As a result, there are more procedures that can be performed using minimally invasive techniques” stated Laning.
Moreover, Dr. Laning “the efficiency of the minimally invasive procedures, proficiency and skill of Spine Surgeons have been attributed to the latest trend in patient satisfaction, leading to desirable outcomes with elective surgical procedures.” Dr. Laning also mentioned “the benefits of MIS techniques include faster recovery time, shorter hospital stay, and lower risk of complications.” All of these, in turn, reduce the cost of care for patients and the health care system as a whole.
An abstract by the National Institutes of Health further expounded the efficacy of Minimally Invasive techniques through a study quantifying complicaiton rates to “be significantly lower than that reported following conventional spinal surgery.”
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