- Conditions Treated
Minimally invasive spine surgery at Coordinated Health brings an advanced level of spine surgery to the region. Minimally invasive procedures were once only available at distant “spine institutes."
You no longer have to live with debilitating neck, shoulder, arm, back, buttocks or leg pain. Peer reviewed medical research is clear that surgery for conditions such as herniated lumbar and cervical discs, spinal stenosis, and lumbar spondylolisthesis are up to 90 percent effective in relieving your pain with minimal recovery time.
We also offer vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. You can avoid the painful and cumbersome braces often used to treat vertebral compression fractures. Our simple procedures “internally brace” your fracture in minutes.
Conditions benefiting from minimally invasive spine surgery include:
- Cervical herniated discs
- Lumbar herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
Our spine surgeon, Dr. Christopher Wagener, trained with pioneers in orthopedics and neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic. Considered a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, he is one of only four spine surgeons in the state elected to the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons. This honor is awarded to fewer than 200 spine surgeons worldwide.
The Coordinated Health program offers many benefits, including:
- 100 percent of surgeon’s practice dedicated to spine care
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Hospitals are significantly below national average in infection and complication rates
- Small incisions
- Custom procedure based on your specific needs
- Exceptional patient experience
- Comprehensive list of minimally invasive procedures performed
Minimally invasive spine surgery combines innovative technology with advances in evidence-based medicine. Surgeries originally accomplished through traditional “open” methods are now completed through smaller, less painful incisions. MISS advantages include:
- Less post-operative pain
- Faster recovery
- Less bleeding
- Shorter hospitalizations
- Less soft tissue trauma
- Minimal scarring
- Fewer complications
- Earlier return to function