MetroHealth Spine Center
Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery
The spine surgeons at MetroHealth practice the most advanced spine surgical care in the region. The latest techniques and technology are incorporated into the most appropriate spine surgery for our patients.
Most importantly, surgery is only offered when appropriate. MetroHealth surgeons work with the entire spine team to ensure all other measures have been utilized before surgery is offered. When surgery is planned, the least invasive approach is usually utilized.
This includes minimally invasive decompressions and fusions as well as complex spine instrumentation and deformity correction such as scoliosis.
Our surgeons are leaders in their field, providing education to surgeons world wide on the latest surgical techniques and conditions.
About Minimally Invasive Surgery
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) include less blood loss, less pain, faster mobilization and shorter hospital stays. Essentially exactly the same surgery may be performed minimally invasive as compared to conventional techniques but through a much smaller skin incisions.
MIS uses the latest technology to perform procedures without causing significant damage to the surrounding soft tissues. Typically the surgery is done through a very small tubular retractor and either a microscope or endoscope. Often computer-assisted technology is combined to permit more accurate surgery.