Dr. Raskas uses the most innovative, minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge technologies to decrease the pain and recovery time of patients undergoing treatment of both common and complex spine conditions. Often, these procedures are done with just a one-inch incision. Special surgical instruments are inserted through the incision to access the damaged disc. Entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues.
Potential advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery versus traditional open techniques include shorter hospitalizations, less postoperative pain, faster recovery, reduced blood loss, less soft tissue damage, smaller surgical incisions, less scarring, and improved function.
Minimally Invasive Surgery uses video-assisted equipment, so Dr. Raskas has better visualization and magnification of internal organs and structure which translates to a higher accuracy rate and definitive procedure for you with lower infection and complication rates.
Because every patient is unique and treatment options range from minimally invasive back surgery to advanced surgical procedures, recovery varies greatly among his patients and is dependent on the extent of your surgery, age and health.
For more information about Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) or other spinal surgery options to treat back pain, contact Dr. David S. Raskas at 314-442-4452.