Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL
Dr. Charles Theofilos, founder of The Spine Center, is renowned for his minimally invasive techniques for resolving back and neck pain. These treatments are performed in his in-office procedure suite or on an outpatient basis. He offers the procedures for men and women in West Palm Bach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and south Florida, as well as international patients who seek his expertise.
What is 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.
What Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries are Available?
Dr. Theofilos offers several options to alleviate pain with a simple, yet effective, injection rather than any kind of surgery. These services include:
- Regenerative and 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
- Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Interlaminar Epidurals
- Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Facet Injections
- Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Transforaminal Epidurals
- Nerve Blocks
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Cervical and Lumbar Procedures:
- Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS)
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:
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 possible. 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, 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:
- 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
What is Minimally Invasive Disc Replacement?
Minimally invasive disc replacement surgery is recommended by Dr. Theofilos as an alternative to spinal fusion surgery. The damaged disc is removed and replaced with an artificial disc.
What Happens During a Consultation for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL?
Dr. Theofilos spends one to three hours with each new patient to properly diagnose and explain the condition causing the pain. If you are a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, he describes the procedure and anticipated results.
We discuss the cost of treatment after the appointment, including any insurance coverage and our financing option through LendingUSA®.
As a renowned neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, Charles S. Theofilos, MD, is known for providing patients with symptom relief and improved quality of life. His expertise has built him a solid reputation among patients and peers in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and south Florida, as well as countries around the world. To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery at The Spine Center, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Theofilos.