Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Top US spine surgeon, Dr. Burak Ozgur, specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery in Southern California
Minimally invasive spine surgery is more than a set of extraordinarily advanced tools and techniques—it’s a state of mind.
For Burak Ozgur, MD, minimally invasive spine surgery is an approach to surgery that places minimal disruption and maximum results as equal priorities. It is a conscious decision and deliberate effort made by the surgeon to try and preserve as much native tissue, usually muscles and ligaments, as possible without compromising the surgical goal of treating spinal pathology. Patients heal faster, experience less pain and enjoy rapidly and dramatically restored function.
Not all patients are appropriate candidates for MIS procedures. It is important to keep in mind that there needs to be certainty that the same or better results can be achieved through MIS techniques as with the respective open procedure.
With all non-emergency spinal conditions, Dr. Ozgur makes patients undergo appropriate conservative treatment first, such as physical therapy, pain medication, or bracing. When there are no improvements in the condition, this is the only time that surgery is considered. The time period of this varies depending on the specific condition and procedure, but is generally six weeks to six months. Dr. Ozgur always weighs carefully the the benefits of surgery against its risks. Although a large percentage of patients report significant symptom and pain relief, there is no guarantee that surgery will have the same outcome for every individual.
Most minimally invasive spine surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, Dr. Ozgur may require a hospital stay, typically less than 24 hours to two days, depending on the procedure.
• Smaller incisions
• Smaller scar/less scar tissue
• Reduced blood loss
• Reduced post-operative pain
• Minimal soft tissue damage
• Reduced muscle retraction
• Decreased postoperative narcotics
• Shorter hospital stay
• Possibility of performing on outpatient basis
• Faster recovery
• Quick return to work and resumption of normal activities
• Allergic reaction
• Anesthesia reaction
• Blood vessel damage
• Blood clots
• Pain or discomfort
• Spinal fluid leakage
• Herniated disc
• Degenerative disc disease
• Lumbar spinal stenosis
• Spinal deformities such as scoliosis
• Spinal instability
• Vertebral compression fractures
• Spinal infections
To request an appointment with Burak Ozgur, MD, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery in southern California, Newport Beach, please call toll free 888-64-SPINE or Contact Us ➲.