WHAT IS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE

Minimally invasive spine surgery is about more than just the size of an incision.

Studies show that the paraspinal muscles contribute over 50% to the overall strength of the neck and the back, making them instrumental to recovery after spine surgery. Yet in most traditional surgical approaches to the spine, these muscles are painfully disrupted or peeled away from the portions of the spine they support.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is about approaching the spine through natural tissue planes with minimal disruption of these muscles, leading to shorter hospital stays and overall recovery times.

Dr. Bidiwala has been using minimally invasive technologies for spinal decompression and fusion operations since beginning his practice in Dallas in 2004. In addition, he has added several new technologies and approaches to his armamentarium as they have arisen in the years since. The result is that each patient is offered a customized minimally invasive approach depending on his or her anatomy, symptoms , and pathology.

SHAAD BIDIWALA, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Klair Medical Group

Before the fusion surgery I had pain in my legs and back. I thought I would have to stop working but now I’m back at work and pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Bidiwala.

September 2011, Online

Lumbar disc disease, MIS-TLIF
2016-12-13T21:36:21+00:00
Before the fusion surgery I had pain in my legs and back. I thought I would have to stop working but now I’m back at work and pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Bidiwala. September 2011, Online Lumbar disc disease, MIS-TLIF

Coppell Family Therapy

I can walk again after my surgery with the XLIF procedure in 2011 by Dr. Shaad Bidiwala in Dallas. Thank you so much for giving me back the ability to walk a long distance. I had been told by another doctor that I was headed for a wheelchair the remainder of my life. I would do it all over again.

November 2011, Online
2016-12-13T21:37:15+00:00
I can walk again after my surgery with the XLIF procedure in 2011 by Dr. Shaad Bidiwala in Dallas. Thank you so much for giving me back the ability to walk a long distance. I had been told by another doctor that I was headed for a wheelchair the remainder of my life. I would do it all over again. November 2011, Online

PROCEDURES

Nonsurgical Treatments

Surgery for spinal conditions is always a last resort, and a course of action that we recommend only after all nonsurgical therapies have been exhausted without results, or if permanent neurological damage is immanent unless we perform surgery.

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ACDF (Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion)

A discectomy is the removal of all or part of a degenerated disk that is causing nerve or spinal cord compression.

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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a recently developed treatment for special thoracic and lumbar compression fractures, which involve only the anterior, or front, column of the vertebra

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Lumbar Laminectomy

Laminectomies are performed via posterior approaches, that is, from behind, whether they are in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.

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LMD (Lumbar Microdiscectomy)

In the lumbar spine, discectomies are generally performed from a posterior approach, that is, from behind. An incision is made in the skin and carried to the bone.

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Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Lumbar interbody fusions involve removing a large part of the intervertebral disk and then placing a “cage” filled with bone or bone substitute between the two vertebral bodies afterwards.

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Minimally Invasive Instrumentation (Screws & Rods)

Instrumentation with screws and rods is done to stabilize the spine in an area that may be unstable from degeneration or a fracture.

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PLF (Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion)

Posterolateral lumbar fusion is one of the oldest and simplest ways to fuse bone.

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