Dr. Roderick Claybrooks is an orthopedic spine surgeon.
In this 9-minute video, Dr. Claybrooks reviews the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced technique whereby the surgeon makes fewer and smaller incisions in the patient’s body. A minimally invasive incision might be 20mm (less than one inch) in size.
When the incision is smaller the patient benefits in many ways, including:
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery time
- Less anesthesia
In summary, minimally invasive surgery enables patients to recover faster. To learn more, consult your physician.