Minimally invasive surgery in Kansas
Kansas pain management offers today’s most advanced diagnostic and treatment services. Our surgeons have been practicing and developing minimally invasive surgery.
Using the latest technology we can perform minor surgeries more efficiently and accurately than ever before. This reduces the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows for faster recovery and better clinical outcomes.
Traditional surgery usually requires major surgery followed by a long hospital stay. Minimally invasive surgery allows for more discretion and control than open surgery, which involves incisions smaller than 1 inch. This reduces the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows for faster recovery and better clinical outcomes. Using the latest technology, our surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures more efficiently than ever before.
Why choose us for minimally invasive surgery
Our doctors constantly develop and implement new minimally invasive procedures and techniques for your benefit. Many of these technologies reduce the need for some traditional types of surgery for some people. Very few doctors in the country are trained to perform advanced procedures.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain spine issues, specifically fractures or collapses in the bones of your spine called vertebrae. Imagine your spine like a stack of blocks, and sometimes one of these blocks can break or get compressed, causing pain. In kyphoplasty, a small balloon is first inserted into the broken or compressed bone. When inflated, it creates a space.
Then, a special bone cement is injected into this space to stabilize and support the bone, kind of like fixing it from the inside. This can help reduce pain and restore the shape of the spine. So, it’s like a little repair job to mend and strengthen a part of your spine that might be causing discomfort.
Minimally Invasive Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion:
It is a minimally invasive treatment. It is used for stabilizing and fusing the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. It uses an interspinous-interlaminar fusion device that attaches to the posterior non-cervical spine through bilateral fixation plates.
The device (Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion Device) is designed to hold bone graft material, promoting immobilization, stabilization, and fusion of spinal segments. With a core threaded post for optimal placement and a variety of sizes for a better anatomical fit, it offers effective support.
Indirect Lumbar Decompression:
Imagine your spine is like a stack of building blocks. Sometimes, these blocks (vertebrae) can press on nerves, causing pain. Indirect Lumbar Decompression is like gently lifting those blocks to create more space.
The Idea behind it is to create more space for those discs, so they don’t squeeze the nerves. This extra room helps reduce pressure on the nerves, easing your pain. It’s like giving your spine a little breathing space, so you can feel better without going through a big operation.
This innovative approach aims to provide long-term relief from the leg and back pain linked to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion Treatment
Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion Treatment is a procedure to address pain in the SI joint, where your spine connects to your pelvis. Unlike traditional surgeries, this approach involves smaller incisions and less disruption.
Fusion Treatment – Imagine the SI joint like two puzzle pieces. Fusion means making them stick together, so they don’t move too much and cause pain.
The goal is to stabilize the joint by using special tools and devices through these small incisions, promoting quicker recovery and a faster return to normal activities. It’s like a targeted fix for joint pain without the need for a major surgery. In simple terms, it’s like fixing a puzzle piece in your spine with tiny tools and cuts, so it stops causing pain.
Microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure to fix problems with the discs in your spine. Imagine the discs in your spine like jelly-filled cushions. Sometimes, the jelly can press on nerves, causing pain. We fix this by doing a microdiscectomy. “Micro” means tiny, and “discectomy” means removing part of the disc.
In this process, a small cut is made in your back, just big enough for special tools for treatment. With precision, the surgeon removes the part of the disc causing trouble, relieving the pressure on your nerves.
The benefits include a faster recovery and less pain, thanks to the smaller incision. It’s like a targeted, small-scale solution to stop the jelly-like substance in your spine from bothering your nerves and causing pain.
The Procedure is primarily used for Herniated Discs, lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
Spinal Cord Stimulator:
A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a device used to manage chronic pain.
It’s like a small gadget that sends mild electrical pulses to your spine. Tiny wires are placed near your spinal cord, carrying electrical pulses. These pulses interfere with pain signals, creating a tingling sensation that helps mask or replace the feeling of pain. It’s a way to improve how you cope with and experience pain.
It’s like a gentle buzz that tricks your brain, reducing the pain you feel. This can be a helpful option when other treatments haven’t provided enough relief, offering a way to better manage and cope with chronic pain.
An Intrathecal Pump is a device that helps manage chronic pain more effectively. It’s like a small pump surgically placed under your skin, usually in your abdomen. This pump delivers pain-relieving medication directly to the area around your spinal cord through a tiny tube.
Now, who can benefit?
People with chronic pain, especially when other treatments like pills haven’t worked well enough. The pump allows for a more targeted and efficient delivery of medication, reducing the overall amount needed and minimizing side effects. It’s like having a personalized pain relief system that can make a big difference for those dealing with ongoing and persistent pain.