Back and spine surgical methods have evolved over the last decade, allowing doctors to perform back and spine surgery using very small incisions – often less than one inch – and tiny cameras and surgical instruments. Consequently, patients spend less time in the hospital and recover faster.
Back and spine surgeons at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento offer a variety of minimally invasive surgeries, incorporating the most advanced surgical tools and methods available. We offer minimally invasive procedures including:
- Lateral Interbody Fusion
- Cervical Surgery
- Lumbar Disc Surgery
- Lumbar Surgery
- Scoliosis Surgery
Some of Sutter’s nationally renowned back and spine experts have pioneered new methods that provide more effective, less invasive solutions for their patients. For example:* Sutter Health network pediatric neurosurgeon George Picetti, M.D., who works primarily at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, helped develop a new method of scoliosis correction surgery for children and adolescents that uses an endoscope accessing the spine through small incisions in the side. This surgery succeeds in correcting the spinal curve with minimal trauma to major muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
*California Pacific Medical Center neurosurgeon Bruce McCormack, M.D., played a key role in developing DTRAX, a new method for relieving neck and arm pain caused by a pinched nerve in the neck.