Spine surgery has a reputation for being the “last stop.” That may have been true once upon a time, but not anymore.
Today’s spine surgery is a lot different than spine surgery of five, ten, twenty years ago. Technology today is light years ahead of where it once was. Procedures that once took many hours to perform with days spent in the hospital and months spent in recovery, can now be done in one to three hours with a simple overnight stay in the hospital, or even home the same day. Additionally, recovery is quicker and more complete.
In fact, patients undergoing spine surgery at Sierra Spine Institute will be happy to know that nearly all procedures we perform are minimally invasive – meaning smaller incisions, less muscle and tissue disruption, faster recovery, and better outcomes.