MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Pertains to orthopaedic surgery that is performed using a minimally invasive approach without cutting through any tendons or muscle. This allows the joint replacement to be done as an outpatient, so patients return home the same day as surgery!
The many types of minimally invasive orthopaedic procedures performed by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kayal include:
- Cervical and lumbar disc surgery
- Surgery for sciatica
- Cervical fusions (ACDF)
- Posterior surgical decompressions
- Ankle arthroscopy for OCD
- Loose bodies
Many of these procedures are performed arthroscopically through tiny incisions, without having to make traditional open incisions. For patients, minimally invasive surgery means less trauma to the body, reduced blood loss, smaller surgical scars and decreased need of pain medication. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery also experience reduced postoperative pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays, faster rehabilitation, better preservation of normal anatomy and an earlier return to work and normal daily activities. Read more about minimally invasive surgical procedures by visiting our patient information center.