Tiny Incisions. Faster Recovery.
Back pain is the one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor. It’s not surprising, then, that the demand for relief has led to advances in surgical techniques and treatments for spinal conditions and disorders.
The greatest advance has been the minimally invasive endoscopic technique. While most spinal surgeons continue to use traditional open surgery, Dr. Quartararo has spent more than a decade pioneering and improving minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Quartararo’s experience has established him as a leader in spine-surgery excellence – he’s the doctor other doctors visit for their spine conditions.
What is endoscopic spine surgery?
“Endoscopy” literally means “looking inside.” In medicine, an endoscope is used to look inside the human anatomy, using a tiny camera on the end of a thin, flexible tube.
In an endoscopic spine surgery, Dr. Quartararo inserts the endoscope through a small incision to illuminate and magnify the surgical area and send images to a TV screen. He’s then able to use small surgical instruments to perform the surgery.
Those tiny surgical incisions and instruments result in minimal disruption of tissue and anatomical structures. The result is immediate relief, smaller scars, and a speedier, more painless recovery time.
Minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery vs. traditional surgery
All surgery involves a degree of risk. At Q Spine Institute, we will not consider surgery for you unless we’ve exhausted all non-invasive options.
Minimally invasive surgery has significant advantages over traditional open surgery. If you are considering minimally invasive spine surgery, be sure to work with a top NJ spine surgeon like Dr. Louis Quartararo, that you can trust.