Microvascular decompression (MVD) is often used to treat conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm. Although MVD is considered to be the most invasive procedure for these conditions, it was designed to cause no additional nerve damage and also offers a high probability that pain will not reoccur.
The main goal of a posterior cervical microdiscectomy is to help relieve pressure from your spinal nerve. A small incision will be made in the back of your neck, and the muscles will be gently spread apart to introduce a tube through which the surgery will be performed.
A minimally invasive microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure where your neurosurgeon makes a small incision in your back. Then, specialized instruments are introduced into your back to help remove a portion of the spinal disc that is pressing against your spinal nerve. Once your surgeon decompresses your nerve, the instruments are removed and the tiny incision is repaired.
During your procedure, small incisions are made in your back near your spine. Your back muscles are not cut but gently spread apart to allow your doctor to introduce specialized instruments into your spinal area. Your doctor will then use the instruments to correct the position of your spine. Once your scoliotic curve is corrected, your doctor will apply external hardware to the bones so they stay in place.
During minimally invasive spine tumor surgery, a small incision is made in your back and specialized instruments are introduced to the area where the tumor is located. Your neurosurgeon will use these instruments to remove the tumor from your spinal, relieving pressure from your spinal cord and nerves.
Small incisions are made in your low back, and specialized instruments are introduced to areas in and around your spine. The instruments are used to cut away disc, ligament and bone to take pressure off of your spinal nerves.
During minimally invasive foraminotomy or laminectomy, your doctor will make a small incision in your back and introduce specialized instruments. Then, small cuts will be made to trim back the bone and ligament that is compressing your spinal nerve or nerves. When your nerve is adequately decompressed, the instruments are removed and the incision will be closed.