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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

If your back pain or back injury is not responding to conservative treatments (medication, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, pain injections), you’ll want to consider a surgical solution.

We know the idea of spine surgery can be daunting. Will it be painful? How long will I be in the hospital? How long before I can resume my regular activities?

EvergreenHealth's spine surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery, which offers a quicker recovery and a quicker return to your life with less pain.

We provide world-class care that is individualized to support both you and your family.

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The minimally invasive spine surgery advantage

Minimally invasive spine surgery accomplishes the same results as traditional surgery but uses tiny incisions the size of a dime.

The smaller incisions mean less tissue damage, less bleeding and less risk of infection. It also means a faster recovery with less pain.

Our surgeons perform more minimally invasive spine surgeries than any other hospital in the state.

Computer-navigated surgery

EvergreenHealth was among the first hospitals in the nation to utilize spine navigation system technology. 

Computer-navigated surgery is not robotic surgery. It's a new technique that uses GPS technology, similar to what you have in your car, and 3D computer images to help your surgeon move the instruments with more precision.

This provides you with both the comfort and easier recovery of minimally invasive surgery and the precise alignment of computer-navigated surgery, because even a couple millimeters off can impact your outcome.

While some hospitals perform computer-navigated surgery, and still others perform minimally invasive surgery, EvergreenHealth Medical Center is among the few to combine both technologies.

Minimally invasive surgical treatments for the spine

Minimally invasive spine surgery is provided for all types of spinal disorders, including:

  • Degenerative diseases
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporotic compression fractures
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Acute lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Traumatic spinal injuries
  • Spinal tumors

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