Minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved over the last 30 years to treat and repair a wide variety of spinal disorders including herniated discs, deformity, injuries and degenerative disc disease.
In contrast to traditional open back surgery that requires a large incision causing more damage to muscles and tissues, minimally invasive spine surgery has become the leading way to treat spine problems. Minimally invasive spine surgery also lessens the hospital stay, (many procedures can be performed as day surgery or 23 hour stay), reduces pain, results in less operative blood loss, allows for faster return to work and activities, and reduces the risk of infection than with traditional open back surgery.
SpineNevada's spinal neurosurgery program is led by Dr. James Lynch and Dr. Edward Perry, both fellowship-trained in spine. If spine surgery is necessary, it's important to choose an experienced spine surgeon.
Dr. James Lynch performs a large volume of spine surgeries per year in both hospital and outpatient center settings. Dr. Lynch has been performing minimally invasive spine surgery techniques since 2002. He was the first neurosurgeon in Reno to perform MIS TLIF and MAS PLIF procedures as well as the first to perform both cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacements. He is a national leader in out-patient spine surgery.
Dr. Edward Perry specializes in Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) techniques and performs over 300 surgeries per year. Furthermore, less than 40 percent of Dr. Perry's patients require fusions due to his careful patient selection and understanding of spinal biomechanics. He has completed additional training in major deformity and spinal reconstruction techniques. Due to Dr. Perry's investment in supplemental surgical training, he possesses a unique ability to perform larger complex spinal fusions and revision surgeries on patients that have failed previous surgical interventions.
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