The benefits to minimally invasive spine surgery are numerous. By working through a smaller incision, pain and blood loss are reduced, as well as tissue and muscle damage. Patients may have a shorter hospital stay than with traditional spine surgery, as well as less need for post-operative narcotics.

Because musculature damage is reduced, pain and recovery time are cut down, so the patient can get back to living life sooner, rather than later. Depending on the procedure, patients can leave the hospital in as little as 1-2 days. Your doctor will advise you on the length of your stay.