At the USC Spine Center, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their spine surgery, whether the procedure is minimally invasive or a more traditional procedure. We work to ensure our patients understand the surgery they will be undergoing and what to expect in the weeks and months following.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

At the USC Spine Center, our goal is to provide the most advanced and leading-edge minimally invasive surgical (MIS) treatments for patients with degenerative and complex spinal disorders. Minimally invasive spine surgery is a procedure that allows for treatment through small incisions and targeted approaches to decrease muscle and soft tissue injuries. With smaller incisions and more targeted approaches in MIS, there is an overall decrease in soft tissue damage leading to quicker recovery and decreased surgical infection rates. Clinical studies have demonstrated that MIS decreases surgical blood loss, hospitalization time, overall recovery time and time away from work.

Other Surgical Options

We also provide a wide range of traditional surgical treatment options, which include:

Posterior Lumbar Fusion »
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion »
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion »
Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy and Fusion »
Artificial Disc Replacement »
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion »
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion »
Microscopic Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy »
Laminaplasty »
Posterior Cervical Fusion »