Minimally invasive neurosurgery uses less invasive techniques to repair the spine, brain, and other parts of your neurological system. As opposed to traditional neurosurgery, only a small incision (or no incision) is needed to access area for treatment.
Specially trained neurosurgeons at Dignity Health Central California hospitals offer minimally invasive neurosurgery to heal a variety of neurological conditions, such as spinal stenosis, and some orthopedic conditions. After thorough diagnostic testing, your doctor may recommend minimally invasive neurosurgery, if you’re a good candidate for it.
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Types of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Many types of minimally invasive surgery is now commonly performed throughout hospitals in the US. Patients often prefer less invasive surgeries, since they offer fewer risks and a quicker recovery time.
Neurosurgeons at Dignity Health Central California are experienced in performing:
- Endoscopic neurosurgery, which treats conditions by inserting a flexible tube into the nasal cavity
- Minimally invasive lumbar, cervical, or thoracic surgery to treat orthopedic conditions
- Microcraniotomy to access the brain through a small incision in the skull
What to Expect: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Dignity Health Central California
Before your surgery, your doctor will give you detailed instructions to prepare you for the procedure. Minimally invasive brain surgery takes place in one of our hospitals. Depending on the type of neurosurgery, you may be able to return home the same day of the surgery. Some people need to stay in the hospital for a few days.
To ensure your comfort, your doctor will give you a local anesthetic to numb a specific area, or sedation to help you sleep during the procedure. With minimally invasive neurosurgery, you can expect a quicker recovery and less pain than with a traditional brain surgery.
For neurological care that is rooted in compassion, dignity, and respect, talk to an expert at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California offers personalized minimally invasive neurosurgery in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.