Minimally invasive spine surgery:
Minimally Invasive Surgery (also known as MIS), is a term used to describe the types of spinal surgery where, instead of traditional open approaches, every effort is made to minimize the trauma to the tissues covering the spine (skin, soft tissues, muscle). This approach allows faster recovery and less post operative pain.
Dr. Schneier specializes in the latest MIS techniques and continues to push the frontiers of this emerging field. He strives to minimize the invasive nature of spine surgery. It should be noted that only under most expert hands can minimally invasive surgical techniques remain effective and still address the problem that surgery is meant to correct.
Before your surgery, we will determine which minimally invasive techniques are possible to employ. Where applicable, these will consist of smaller incisions, use of fluoroscopic x-ray for localization, and the operating microscope to allow maximal microsurgical precision and visualization.
Dr. Schneier routinely performs the following MIS procedures:
Neurosurgical conditions include primarily brain, spinal cord, vertebral column and peripheral nervous system disorders.
Conditions treated by Dr. Michael Schneier include:
- Chiari Malformations
- Spinal disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.)
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
- Brain tumors
- Infections and infestations
- Tumours of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Stroke, including hemorrhagic stroke and stroke
- Intracerebral hemorrhage, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraparenchymal, and intraventricular hemorrhages
- Some forms of drug-resistant epilepsy
- Some forms of movement disorders (advanced Parkinson's disease, chorea) this involves the use of specially developed minimally invasive
- stereotactic techniques (functional, stereotactic neurosurgery) such as ablative surgery and deep brain stimulation surgery
- Intractable pain of cancer or trauma patients and cranial/peripheral nerve pain
- Some forms of intractable psychiatric disorders
- Malformations of the nervous system
- Carotid artery stenosis
- Vascular malformations (i.e., arteriovenous malformations, venous angiomas, cavernous angiomas, capillary telangectasias) of the brain and spinal cord
- Peripheral neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy
- Moyamoya disease
- Congenital malformations of the nervous system, including spina bifida and craniosynostosis
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