Minimally Invasive - Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, TX
Dr. Richard Burg is a board certified orthopedic surgeon serving the residents of Allen and McKinney TX. He is known for his expertize in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Some of his specialties include:

  • Minimally Invasive Decompression Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Sports Injuries to the Back and Spine
  • Degeneraty Conditions of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumber Spine

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery procedures were developed mainly to overcome the damage caused by the conventional Open Lumbar Back Surgeries. The 5 to 6 inches incision made in Open Lumbar Back Surgeries often led to many complications in patients. This paved the way for developing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

The Procedure

The procedure of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery basically entails the use of instruments such as an endoscope and a fluoroscope. These guide the spine surgeon while the surgery is being performed. Small (half-inch) incisions are made in the body. The operating room has screens that carry projections of the internal view of the patient’s body. This is made possible by tiny video cameras attached at the head of the endoscope. Once the endoscope is inserted into the body through the incisions, a clear picture of the spine anatomy can be obtained.

Thereafter, small surgical instruments are inserted into the body so that the required repair and treatment can be done. Once this process is completed, the incisions are covered with sutures and finally sealed with a surgical tape.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is highly effective as is evident from the many benefits it offers. Since the surgery relies heavily on small half-inch incisions into the body, it results in lesser blood loss. In addition, the amount of scar tissue also gets reduced. Another benefit of a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is that it has a faster recovery period as compared to the conventional Open Lumbar Back Surgeries. This translates into a shorter stay at the hospital for patients. Moreover, the patient can get back to normal routine activities within a very short period of time.

Some conditions that can be easily treated by employing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery are:

  • Degenerative Discs
  • Spinal Deformity Corrections
  • Repair of Herniated Discs
  • Decompression of Spinal Tumors.

In addition, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can also be used for treating Vertebral Compression Fractures.

So, if you are looking for an expert spine surgeon to overcome back and spine problems, Dr. Richard Burg is a name you can rely on. His vast experience in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries has benefitted many patients in McKinney and Allen TX over a period of time. To request an appointment with Dr Burg, call at (972) 727 - 9995.