Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
At Central CT Neurosurgery & Spine in New Britain, Connecticut, we have advanced techniques that enable us to perform minimally invasive spine surgery for a variety of painful back and neck problems, including but not limited to:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Spinal stenosis
Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, enables our experienced providers to perform various types of complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility, and control than possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually utilized for minimally invasive procedures performed through tiny incisions but can also be used for certain traditional open surgical procedures.
Benefits of Robotic Spine Surgery
Robotic surgery makes minimally invasive surgery possible. The benefits include:
- Less pain and blood loss as associated with conventional surgery
- Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
- A faster recovery period
- Smaller, less noticeable scars
The robotic surgery process starts with initial imaging of your anatomy, so that the system can create a map for guidance, identifying the exact location and path for the procedure. Next, the surgeon performs the procedure. There is minimal tissue damage or trauma at the surgery site thanks to the continuous real-time feedback, visualization, and guidance provided through an on-screen monitor as the robotic arm of the system adapts to even the slightest patient movements. In most cases, robotic spine surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home on the same day as your procedure.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in New Britain, CT
Of course, robotic surgery is not an option for everyone with a spinal condition or injury. To find out if it is right for you, speak with one of the experts at Central CT Neurosurgery & Spine. Contact us today at (860) 225-1227 to set up a consultation or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form, and we will promptly schedule your visit.