Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery for maximum benefit.

Many of the spine surgeries performed at the St.Vincent Orthopedic Center are minimally invasive procedures, which generally result in faster recovery times.


Both patients and surgeons prefer minimally invasive procedures when appropriate because these procedures mean:

  • Less trauma to the body, including less scarring 
  • Less blood loss, leading to fewer transfusions 
  • Less post-operative pain 
  • Decreased incidence of wound infections and other complications 
  • Shorter hospital stays 
  • Lower costs 
  • Faster healing, which means a faster return to doing the things you enjoy