The term “minimally invasive” refers to an advanced approach to surgery that focuses on precision and preservation and has many advantages over traditional open procedures. Our board-certified minimally invasive spine surgeon, Dr. Kasra Ahmadinia, is fellowship-trained in spine surgery and has dedicated his practice to this specialized field of study. While performing minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Ahmadinia utilizes a variety of advanced, state-of-the-art techniques, allowing him to operate with minimal trauma and disruption to surrounding muscles and tissues.
The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to stabilize the vertebral bones and joints, thereby relieving any pressure on the spinal nerves caused by such conditions as spinal instability, herniated discs, tumors, scoliosis, and various other traumatic or painful conditions afflicting the spine. Because the spinal nerves, vertebrae, and discs are located deep within the spinal column, access to the damaged or injured area requires moving surrounding muscles and tissue.
While traditional open surgeries involve larger incisions and, consequently, greater damage and disruption to the area, minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes smaller incisions and instruments and emphasizes working around the surrounding muscles and tissues. Advanced techniques used to facilitate access to the damaged or injured area often include small incisions and instruments as well as microscopic video devices through these incisions to guide the procedure, ensuring precision and accuracy. By keeping the surrounding muscles and tissues healthy, undisturbed, and intact, patients enjoy safer procedures, quicker recoveries, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.
As a leader and pioneer in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical treatments and breakthroughs, our expert spine surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma is continually trained and experienced in performing a number of minimally invasive spine surgeries so our patients can resume their active lifestyles quickly and safely.
Please use the links provided to learn more about the minimally invasive spine surgeries offered at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma.
- Minimally Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
- Minimally Invasive XLIF (Lateral Lumbar Interbody Stabilization)
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
The Minimally Invasive Spine Center at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma provides our back, neck, and spine patients access to consultation Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This access is in addition to our coverage of back, neck, and spine surgical emergencies at area emergency departments. See below to learn more about the spine treatment options provided at the Minimally Invasive Spine Center at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma.
Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographic, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmadinia in our Minimally Invasive Spine Center, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or click on the Appointment Request button.