Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Conroe, The Woodlands, Willis, Spring and Kingwood, TX

Minimally invasive techniques make surgery less risky and painful. Fellowship-trained neurosurgeon Praveen Reddy, MD, M.Ch, and the team at the Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC, which has five prominent locations in Spring, Conroe, Kingwood, Willis, The Woodlands, Texas, specialize in advanced forms of minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopic and robotic-assisted brain and spine operations. Call the nearest Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC, location to learn more about minimally invasive surgery’s benefits, or schedule a consultation online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive approaches are an alternative to traditional open surgery. Using the open technique, a surgeon makes a large incision extending around six inches into the muscles. That results in significant tissue damage, whereas a minimally invasive approach only requires small incisions, causing considerably less harm.

Reduced tissue damage offers many benefits, including:

  • Low risk of infection

  • Minimal blood loss

  • Reduced risk of nerve damage

  • Less pain after surgery

  • Reduced need for opioid medications

  • Easier rehabilitation

  • Faster recovery

  • Tiny scars

Patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery often go home the same or the following day — less than half the time required in a hospital after open surgery.

What conditions are suitable for minimally invasive surgery?

The Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC, team uses minimally invasive surgery to treat various  back and  neck conditions, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures

  • Scoliosis

  • Myelopathy (spinal cord compression)

  • Spinal tumors

  • Radiculopathy

  • Sciatica
  • Brain tumors

  • Aneurysms

Most patients with conditions like these don’t require surgery. However, if your symptoms are severe and nothing else helps, you can rely on the Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC’s highly skilled surgical team.

How will my surgeon perform minimally invasive surgery?

Your surgeon’s technique depends on what’s causing your condition, where it is, and other health conditions you might have. Options include:

Endoscopic surgery

An endoscope is a thin tube fitted with a tiny camera and light. Your surgeon inserts the endoscope through a small skin incision and views the resulting video feed on a monitor. They use the images to guide their instruments throughout your minimally invasive surgery. Discectomy (damaged disc removal) is one of the most frequent uses for endoscopic spine surgery.


Retractors are expandable tubes that push your skin and muscles out of the way without damaging them excessively. Your surgeon has a clear view of the surgery site through the channel made by the retractor.

Robotic-assisted surgery

The Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC, team uses Mazor™ robotic technology for many minimally invasive surgeries. The robotic arm that carries out your surgery is always under your surgeon’s control. It works like an extension of your surgeon’s hands, improving movement and accuracy.

Call the Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, PLLC, or schedule a consultation online today to benefit from high-precision minimally invasive surgery.

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