Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialists

NJ Spine and Wellness -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

NJ Spine and Wellness

Sports Medicine Multi-Specialty Group located in East Brunswick, Freehold, Matawan & Old Bridge, NJ

If you need surgery for a back or neck problem, minimally invasive methods are less damaging and promote faster recovery. The experienced team of orthopedic surgeons at NJ Spine and Wellness deliver world-class minimally invasive spine surgery for patients unable to benefit from more conservative treatments. To find out how to get better faster, call one of the offices in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, or Old Bridge, New Jersey. Schedule a consultation by phone or book online today.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is the most advanced method of performing invasive procedures on the discs, vertebrae, and tissues that make up your spine.

Traditional open surgery requires your surgeon to make a lengthy incision, cutting through layers of skin and muscle to see and access your spine. Minimally invasive techniques require much smaller incisions, which means considerably less damage to your soft tissues.

What Procedures are Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Used For?

The NJ Spine and Wellness team use minimally invasive spine surgery for procedures such:

  • Disc Replacement: Removal of a damaged intervertebral disc and inserting an artificial replacement.
  • Spinal Fusion: Removal of a herniated disc and fusing the vertebrae above and below to stabilize your spine.
  • Microdiscectomy: Removal of the herniated section of a disc to relieve pressure on spinal nerves.
  • Laminectomy: Widening of the space in your spinal canal to reduce nerve compression.


The NJ Spine and Wellness team can perform an expanding number of procedures using minimally invasive spine surgery thanks to advances in technology and surgical techniques.

What are the Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery offers significant advantages when compared to open surgery, such as:

  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less downtime
  • Faster healing


The team at NJ Spine and Wellness uses minimally invasive spine surgery techniques because of the numerous benefits for patients. However, in some cases, open surgery might be a better option.

How is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Performed?

Minimally invasive spine surgery typically involves the use of dilators and tubes that your surgeon at NJ Spine and Wellness uses to hold open your muscles rather than cutting into them.

The team uses a form of moving X-ray technology called fluoroscopy to guide them during your minimally invasive spine surgery. Fluoroscopy displays detailed images of the surgical site on a screen in the operating room, so your surgeon can carry out complex procedures without viewing your spine. 

Another type of minimally invasive spine surgery is endoscopy. Endoscopes are flexible pipes fitted with a light and a tiny camera. The endoscope passes through a small incision, sending back real-time footage of the surgery site to the operating room monitor.

To find out more about minimally invasive spine surgery, call NJ Spine and Wellness or book an appointment online today.