Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgery, by definition, is an intervention that is performed on a patient in order to acheive a certain clinical goal. The clinical goal may be repairing a broken bone, stabilizing the spine, relieving back pain, and excising a tumor, just to name a few. It is understood that surgery involves a certain degree of invasiveness, which includes cutting through skin and muscle, and sometimes through bone. The more invasive the surgery the more collateral damage is produced, causing the patient to suffer from long recovery times and rehabilitation. Due to technological advances we are able to perform surgeries in less invasive ways, hence decreasing the collateral damage and speeding up recovery time. The Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico is proud to be at the forefront when it comes to introducing Minimally Invasive Solutions to our patients.  The surgeries listed in the gold sidebar to the left are outpatient surgeries that do not require overnight hospitalization.

Standard Spine

 Laser Endoscopic Discectomy

Fusion Incision