Outpatient spine surgery involves minimally invasive techniques that lead to a faster recovery. At Sierra Spine Institute, elite spine surgeon Tyler Smith, MD, and the team use the most advanced surgical strategies and newest technology to perform back and neck surgery in their own state-of-the-art surgical suite. Call the Roseville, California, office or book your appointment using online scheduling today.
Outpatient spine surgery refers to procedures performed in the Sierra Spine Institute surgical suite. This approach lets you recover in a comfortable, familiar environment instead of a hospital setting.
Many different back and neck surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures today, including:
Whenever possible, the team performs spine surgery on an outpatient basis because it offers a more comfortable and successful experience for patients.
Outpatient spine surgery uses a minimally invasive approach, which means small incisions, miniature high-definition cameras, and unique surgical strategies.
For example, the team uses the innovative Augmedics xvision Spine System®, which essentially gives them X-ray vision to view your spine in the most detailed way possible from within your body. This leading-edge augmented reality technology ensures your surgeons can navigate with peak accuracy during spine surgery.
Traditional surgery involves long incisions, and surgeons view the surgical area directly. It requires more cutting of the muscles and other tissues around the surgical site. This leads to an increased risk of infection, more pain, heavier bleeding, and slower healing.
Ultimately, the minimally invasive outpatient surgery approach means:
In general, outpatient minimally invasive surgery offers an easier recovery since you’re in your own home afterward.
Following outpatient spine surgery, you’ll rest as the team monitors you in a recovery room for a short period. You can then go home (with a loved one driving).
The Sierra Spine Institute team gives you complete instructions for your home recovery, and they’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your results soon.
Throughout your recovery, the team guides and supports you. They’re here to make sure your pain goes away so you can return to your daily life as soon as possible, and outpatient minimally invasive surgery is one of the best ways to achieve the recovery you deserve.
If you’re ready to find out about minimally invasive outpatient procedures at Sierra Spine Institute, call the office or use the online appointment maker to set up your consultation now.