Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

New technology has significantly advanced the way we treat back and neck conditions today. Where major surgery was once the only option, we now have choices for more conservative, yet very effective, minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques. These options do not involve major incisions that disrupt muscles and soft tissue. This means a smaller scar, less pain after surgery and a faster recovery time to get you back to living life in motion.

At The Spine Center, Dr. Charles Theofilos is renowned for his minimally invasive techniques that address back and neck pain and can be performed in his in-office procedure suite or on an outpatient basis. Dr. Theofilos offers several options to alleviate pain with a simple, yet effective, injection rather than any kind of surgery. These services include: 

REGENERATIVE & STEM CELL THERAPY TO JOINTS AND DISCS:

An innovative 3-step process to give maximum chance of disc and joint regeneration

INJECTION THERAPIES:

SI Joint
Trigger Point
Interlamimar
Caudal
Facet
Nerve Blocks
Medial Branch Blocks

If injection therapy is not effective for your back or neck pain, then Dr. Theofilos offers slightly more invasive procedures in his In-Office Procedure Suite, including:

CERVICAL AND LUMBAR PROCEDURES:

Facet rhizotomy (facet abalation)
I.D.D. (intradiscal decompression)
Kyphoplasty
IDET (intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty)

Discogram
Nucleoplasty

Lastly, when all other therapies fail and you have explored all your options, Dr. Theofilos stays on the forefront of the newest minimally invasive surgical techniques to offer the most advanced technologies. For instance, he was the first physician in South Florida to perform the Micro Endoscopic Discectomy, a minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation. The beauty of most of these minimally invasive surgeries, is that after surgery you leave with only a band-aid over your incision. These are often referred to as “band-aid surgeries.” Among the many techniques he can offer his patients are:

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERIES (MIS):

Micro Endoscopic Discectomy (M.E.D)
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion, including XLIF and TLIF

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Stenosis Surgery using CoFlex
Microscopic Laser Discectomy
Artificial Disc Replacement
Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusion

Don’t live with back and neck pain. Regain your mobility and live life in motion!