Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialist

Nkrumah Neurosurgery & Spine

Louis J Nkrumah, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery located in Lake Success, NY

Any type of spine surgery may cause anxiety and apprehension, especially if you have concerns about a lengthy recovery time. Esteemed neurosurgeon Louis Nkrumah, MD, PhD, at Nkrumah Neurosurgery & Spine in Lake Success, New York, specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, including spinal robotics and endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. Nkrumah uses these minimally invasive tools and techniques to reduce tissue damage, post-surgery pain, and recovery time. To schedule a spine surgery consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery uses innovative surgical techniques and tools to treat your spine condition through small incisions. 

Compared to traditional open spine surgery, which requires large incisions through the front or back of your body, minimally invasive spine surgeries are faster, cause less tissue damage, and reduce recovery times. 

Dr. Nkrumah is an experienced neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery so you get the best possible outcomes. 

What are minimally invasive spine surgery techniques?

The types of minimally invasive spine surgeries Dr. Nkrumah performs include spinal robotics and endoscopic spine surgery.

Spinal robotics

Spinal robotics is an advanced, minimally invasive spine surgery that combines robotics technology with minimally invasive surgical tools and techniques. 

With spinal robotics, Dr. Nkrumah can perform complex procedures through smaller incisions with better accuracy and greater flexibility. 

Endoscopic spine surgery

During endoscopic spine surgery, Dr. Nkrumah uses small incisions and an endoscope to perform spine surgery. The endoscope is a small, flexible tube with a light and camera that transmits live-action images of your spine to a computer monitor.

Dr. Nkrumah uses the images from the computer monitor to perform the necessary procedure. 

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?

When you visit Nkrumah Neurosurgery & Spine for a spine surgery consultation, Dr. Nkrumah conducts a comprehensive exam to determine if spine surgery makes the best choice for you.

Dr. Nkrumah only recommends spine surgery if medical treatments no longer provide significant relief from your neck or back pain condition, he can determine the exact source of your pain, and you’re in good health for surgery.

If you’re a candidate for spine surgery, he creates a personalized surgical plan that includes surgery type and technique. Whenever possible, he performs minimally invasive spine surgery. 

What are common minimally invasive spine surgeries?

Dr. Nkrumah uses minimally invasive techniques to perform many types of spine surgeries, including:

  • Lumbar fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Disc replacement

However, in some cases, Dr. Nkrumah may recommend open spine surgery. His goal with spine surgery, whether minimally invasive or open, is to get you the best possible results. 

To schedule your minimally invasive spine surgery consultation, call Nkrumah Neurosurgery & Spine or book an appointment online today.