For more than 25 years, Virginia Spine Institute has changed the face of scoliosis correction surgery and recovery by utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery uses advanced imaging and specialized medical equipment to correct the abnormal curvature of the spine typical of adult scoliosis. Additionally, minimally invasive scoliosis surgery aims to treat the hallmark symptoms of adult scoliosis including back pain, limited mobility, and in severe cases, diminished lung capacity.
benefits of minimally invasive scoliosis surgery:
Smaller incisions leading to less scarring
Preservation of healthy tissue
More effective surgical outcomes
Faster recovery time and less post-operative pain
Shorter hospital stay
Less anesthesia and radiation exposure
Reduced blood loss during surgery
Reduced risk of infection
ADULT SCOLIOSIS SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
Robot-Guided Scoliosis Surgery
As the first practice in the Mid-Atlantic Region to perform robot-guided scoliosis surgery, Virginia Spine Institute utilizes this innovative tool to assist our spinal surgeons in correcting abnormal scoliosis curves. Robot-guided scoliosis surgery allows our surgeons to plan and create a blueprint for each surgical case, complementing their skillset once in the operating room with a computerized 3D planning system that pin-points each next step. Robot-guided scoliosis surgery corrects scoliosis with increased precision and accuracy, leading to more effective results and shorter recovery times.
Ultrasonic Spine Surgery
Ultrasonic spine surgery uses an oscillating, linear blade that moves at a high frequency of approximately 22,500 times per second to remove bone without disrupting soft tissues nearby (i.e. muscles or nerves). This surgery is ideal for adult scoliosis patients as bone removal is often needed to re-angle or realign the spine into it's proper shape. Ultrasonic spine surgery provides controlled cutting, allowing surgeons to safely shave away bone in difficult-to-reach parts of the spine. Additionally, there is reduced tissue damage and blood loss ultimately leading to better surgical outcomes with fewer complications and lower infection rates.
Interbody Fusion Surgery
The goal of interbody fusion surgery is to create a solid bridge of bone between two more vertebrae to stabilize and realign the spine. This is accomplished by placing an implant and bone graft into the area between the vertebraes. This procedure can be performed traditionally or minimally invasive depending on the patient and severity of the curve.
Laser Scoliosis Surgery
Similar to ultrasonic spine surgery, laser scoliosis surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to remove bone to re-angle or realign the spine. Laser scoliosis surgery uses a focused beam of light to remove soft tissues through a small incision and aims to decrease trauma and disruption to healthy tissue. Using laser technology creates less blood loss and often leads to a shorter recovery time.
MEET YOUR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SCOLIOSIS TEAM
dr. christopher good
Dr. Christopher Good is nationally recognized as a Top Doctor who specializes in the treatment of complex spinal conditions. He has pioneered the use of robotics and navigation in scoliosis correction surgery, establishing himself one of the world experts in the field.
Dr. Colin Haines
Dr. Colin Haines works tirelessly to provide progressive treatment solutions for adult scoliosis conditions, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, robot-guided spine surgery, and ultrasonic spine surgery. He is recognized as the region's Top Doctor and works collaboratively with in-house physical therapists and pain specialists to improve post-operative recovery and patient safety.
dr. ehsan jazini
Dr. Ehsan Jazini's training in both spinal neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery has positioned him as a renowned leader in the treatment of scoliosis. He has mastered surgical techniques in minimally invasive scoliosis surgery and robot-guided scoliosis surgery.