Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Wichita for Pain Relief with Minimal Downtime

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgical procedures performed to treat different spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and SI dysfunction. This technique uses smaller incisions than standard surgery, often resulting in less risk of harm to nearby muscles and other tissues, as well as less pain and faster recovery. Often less narcotics are used after surgery. In most cases, access to the spine is established by using a series of dilators that split the muscle to create a working portal. The size of this portal will vary depending on the surgeon and the specific spine surgery being performed.

Dr. Frimpong has been trained in the latest MIS techniques. He takes great pride in attending several MIS master courses across the country. Continued education with MIS is the key to improving overall patient outcomes.

Benefits of MIS Surgery

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions (sometimes as small as several millimeters)
  • Less blood loss from surgery
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage, since less or no cutting of the muscle is required
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required
  • Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery

In some situations, MIS surgery may not be as safe or effective as traditional open surgery. Dr. Frimpong will be able to inform you about the relative risks and benefits. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Wichita