Advances in surgery are allowing Bay County doctors to perform spinal surgeries that are much less invasive than traditional methods.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is designed to help with pain associated with the back, leg and herniated or slipped discs.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Cyril Desilva says the minimally invasive surgery allows for less time in the hospital and a much faster recovery. Traditional surgery requires a large incision and the entire back has to be opened to get to the spine. The minimally invasive procedure only requires very small incisions.