- Our doctors create a comprehensive treatment plan to address patients' physical and emotional needs.
- We use cutting edge technology to perform minimally invasive spinal surgery.
- We draw upon the expertise of doctors from multiple departments.
If you're one of the 29 million Americans who needs to have spinal surgery for neck or back pain, you may be worried about the procedure, including about how much time you will have to take off to heal. Historically, spinal surgery has been a challenge: In order to access the affected area, a surgeon had to make a large incision and then move aside the muscles surrounding the spine.
But in the last decade, minimally invasive spinal procedures—requiring smaller incisions and causing less damage to the surrounding tissue—have allowed surgeons to navigate the spine and isolate a patient’s spinal problems with better results and less recovery time.
Yale Medicine uses cutting-edge technology to perform these procedures so that patients can get back on their feet quickly.