Dr. Chris Reeves is highly regarded in groundbreaking, minimally invasive cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc surgery. Dr. Reeves offers discectomy surgeries and spinal fusion procedures.
Both types of surgery require only small incisions, which Dr. Reeves uses to access your spine. Using small, precision surgical instruments, he can perform the surgery without causing additional trauma to your body.
When the gel-like center of your spinal disk pushes out through a tear in the tough outer area, you have a condition known as a herniated disc. This damaged disc can put pressure on nerves in your spine, causing pain, weakness, and numbness in your back.
A discectomy is a procedure Dr. Reeves may recommend to remove the damaged spinal disc that's pressing on the nerve.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that addresses damaged discs in the spine to reduce pain and improve mobility. Dr. Reeves may recommend this type of minimally invasive spinal surgery if you have conditions like:
• Herniated discs
• Spinal stenosis
• Vertebrae fractures
• Degenerative disc disease
During the procedure, Dr. Reeves joins two or more vertebrae together using durable screws or rods to stabilize your spine. Fusion surgery limits movement between vertebrae to prevent pain and increase the support system of your spine.
Surgery is usually the last resort treatment option for spinal conditions. If nonsurgical therapies are not effective in relieving chronic back pain or improving your spinal functionality, Dr. Reeves can perform minimally invasive surgery.
Using minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Reeves only has to make small incisions to access the treatment area. This helps you recover faster from the procedure and reduces your risk for complications.
Other benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
• Less scarring
• Reduced blood loss
• Less postoperative pain
• Reduced risk of muscle damage
• Reduced risk of infection
• Typically done in an outpatient surgery center