If you have scoliosis, you know how the sideways spinal curve can affect your life. The most common cause of scoliosis, about 80%, is unknown. Less common types of scoliosis may be caused by neuromuscular conditions, birth defects and injuries to/or infections of the spine. The lateral curve, or deviation, deformity, and defect, can affect the entire spine or just a small portion of it. It can cause chronic back pain problems, andin severe cases, lung and heart damage since the rib cage may press against the lungs and heart making it more difficult to breathe and the heart to pump. As scoliosis worsens, appearance can be a problem causing uneven hips and shoulders, prominent ribs and a shift of the waist and trunk to the side. Individuals with scoliosis often become self-conscious about their appearance.
How Can Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Correct My Scoliosis?
Minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) can reduce the risk associated with open spinal surgery and spare you the grueling recovery related to longer, deeper incisions. Fortunately, many patients can undergo back surgery at CSI Ortho. These modern, medically advanced, minimally invasive spinal procedures reduce surgical risk because the incisions are smaller and less of your healthy tissue will be disrupted by the surgeon’s scalpel and surgical tools. Only tiny surgical instruments are used and the skilled surgeon will only cut the smallest amount of healthy tissue.
What Spinal Surgery Looks Like When It’s “Minimally Invasive”
Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery helps to correct an abnormal curve. During the surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions along the back. He or she then inserts a device called a tubular tool. This lets the surgeon reach the spine with small tools. Rods and/or screws are attached to the spine to help make it straighter. A special microscope and Fluoroscopic X-ray images of the spine are also used to help with surgery. All can result in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and a quicker recovery.
Our State-of-the-Art Surgical Center at CSI Ortho
Our spinal surgeons at CSI Ortho can help patients with minimally invasive outpatient scoliosis surgical correction. Patients will enjoy the convenient, modernized surgical center that is sterile, clean, and equipped with technologically advanced equipment from highly skilled surgeons. Our surgery center is located on our property.
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Call CSI Ortho today at (727) 300-2537 to speak to a member of our patient care team. We can help you overcome scoliosis either through medical management or surgical correction.