Johns Hopkins' advanced technologies can help you get relief from a range of spine conditions, with less scarring and discomfort, lower infection risk, and shorter recovery time.
If you are concerned about having to put your professional, social and family life on hold to get the spinal surgery you need, ask your surgeon if a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach is an option.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know
The Spine Center offers minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of:
- disc herniation
- degenerative disc disease requiring fusion
- vertebral compression fractures
These techniques start with small incisions, followed by surgery that's assisted by an endoscope, microscope or x-ray guidance. Some MIS procedures use a minimally open technique.
MIS approaches to the spine can be highly effective for qualified candidates. In fact, studies are ongoing to determine if the long-term outcomes of MIS spine techniques are superior to traditional open surgery.
See a presentation about minimally invasive surgical techniques for the spine.
Hear a podcast of Dr. Sciubba discussing minimally invasive spine surgery.
Why choose the Johns Hopkins Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center?
Our collaborative team is comprised of world-renowned specialists, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain specialists, physical medicine experts, rehabilitation physicians, and therapists who work together on your individualized treatment plan.Meet Our Physicians:
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center you get a team approach focused on providing you with relief and restoration of function with minimal disruption to your life. You can benefit from skilled application of the latest techniques in minimally invasive techniques designed to lower your risk of complications and shorten your recovery, while managing your spinal condition effectively.
Learn more about research in spine surgery techniques at Johns Hopkins Spine Center.