Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Performed at Tampa General Hospital
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a safer and more effective alternative to open spine surgery. Because it requires only a small incision, patients benefit from faster recovery times, less pain, and reduced risk of muscle and soft tissue damage. Minimally invasive spine procedures can be used to treat a range of spine conditions, including degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis or osteoarthritis, herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, fractures in the vertebrae, spinal tumors, and more. At Tampa General Hospital, our surgeons are highly skilled in performing minimally invasive procedures that can treat many of these spinal conditions and help our patients enjoy a better quality of life.
Some of the most common spine procedures performed at Tampa General Hospital include:
- Kyphoplasty – Lifting a collapsed vertebra using a balloon-like device and then injecting medical-grade cement to restore height and stability to the spine.
- Percutaneous vertebroplasty – Injecting medical-grade cement into a fractured vertebra to restore support to the bone and prevent it from further fracturing.
- Laminectomy – Trimming or removing vertebrae to widen the spinal canal and relieve any pressure on the spinal cord caused by spinal narrowing.
Tampa General Hospital is committed to using the most advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology to help patients find relief from their spine conditions and return back to normal activity. We are proud to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery.
For more information about the minimally invasive spine surgery options available at Tampa General Hospital, contact us today. A physician can help determine if a minimally invasive procedure is appropriate for you.