Spine Surgery

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Patients from all over the world come to Yale Medicine for cutting-edge spine surgery. In this video, Khalid Abbed, MD, the Chair of Neurosurgery Spine, talks about the types of patients they are operating on and how they are using minimally-invasive techniques to get excellent results. Unlike conventional surgery where there is a significant amount of muscle damage, the surgeons at Yale Medicine are able to access the spine with minimal dissection. The result: patients are back on their feet immediately after surgery, home within 24 hours, and back to work within a matter of weeks.